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Perioperative Analytics: Exploratory Data Analysis in the OR (Part 4 of 4)

I am now entering the final phase of this blog series, in which I am delving into the analytics of knee replacements at one hospital. You can access the first three posts in this series here: part 1, part 2, part 3. The Seven Bridges of Königsberg to the Rescue Leonard Euler’s 1736 paper on…

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Analytics, Business Intelligence, Healthcare, Posts

Perioperative Analytics: Exploratory Data Analysis in the OR (Part 3 of 4)

After having painstakingly gone through all the legal, procedural, and data engineering pain points that I described earlier, I now have in my possession a data set from a hospital system that I can eagerly sink my exploratory analytics teeth into. The data, which is now ingested, formatted, prepared, cleansed, combined, scaled, and loaded in…

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Healthcare, Posts, Supply Chain

The Clinical Value of Operating Room Inventory Best Practices

The topic of operating room inventory management and point of use capture in the OR continues to be an important one as healthcare organizations look to improve supply chain visibility and reduce costs. Recently, I had a good discussion with Stephanie Mittler, Senior Clinical Consultant at Mercy Hospital Washington as well as a former OR…

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Perioperative Analytics: Exploratory Data Analysis in the OR (Part 2 of 4)

In part 1 of this four-part blog series, I invited you, the reader, to join me on a data-driven journey: Exploratory Analysis and Discovery in the OR. The goal was to discover whether there were any business process insights that may be leveraged from the hospital supply chain at the point of use. I also…

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Healthcare, Posts, Supply Chain

3 Myths about Point-of-Use Inventory Management Systems

Health systems looking to control costs while strengthening patient care often struggle to bring lasting change to hospital supply chains with complex requirements.

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Analytics, Business Intelligence, Healthcare, Posts

Perioperative Analytics: Exploratory Data Analysis in the OR (Part 1 of 4)

The vast swathes of data being collected in modern health systems suggest that perioperative analytics (or OR analytics) are at the ready. The truth is that extracting meaningful information from all those data points takes some coordination and a little exploration. Let's take a look at the exploratory data analysis that underscores analytics, and the different 'flavors' of perioperative analytics, from descriptive and diagnostic to predictive and prescriptive.

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