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Having a comprehensive view and understanding of total bed demand and supply allows our leadership teams to make a variety of data-driven bed decisions. Our specialized census and capacity data marts, visualizations and analyses enable detailed stratification of our patient demographics, units, occupancy, patient and payer mix, bed demand and more. This is used to derive the vital information necessary to construct an analytics question, perform root cause analysis, answer very specific census-related questions, eliminate solutions, provide a series of recommendations and create and measure the impact of what-if scenarios in an efficient, accurate manner. Our advanced census analytics are scalable across the organization, and have been used numerous times for a variety of reasons by our clinical and business leaders while we continue to expand its application at Geisinger. This includes analyzing the performance of our observation units and patient-clustering initiatives, and developing discharge and length of stay to assist with budgeting and future planning.
Advanced census analytics