Associate Professor of Management
Supply Chain and Operations Management
No Room in the Hospital? An Analytical Tool Helps Doctors Decide Which Patients to Discharge
The COVID-19 pandemic has put immense stress on hospitals around the country, many of them struggling to provide enough beds to accommodate the surge in patients. To create room for all these new patients, hospitals have been forced to discharge existing patients earlier than expected. Sending them home early alleviates overcrowding and reduces costs, but it may put their health at risk, increasing the chances that they'll be back in hospital beds within a few weeks.
Reducing Hospital Readmissions
Professor Pengyi Shi on using data analytics to reduce hospital readmissions and congestion