UCHealth Gains Care Improvements and Cost Efficiencies With Bed Management Tool
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is located in Aurora, Colorado, and is part of UCHealth, a health system serving Colorado, southern Wyoming and areas of Nebraska. The hospital is home to 703 beds and sees 50,000 inpatient admissions and 140,000 ER visits per year. The entire health system, consisting of 12 hospitals with a total of nearly 2,000 inpatient beds, performs 140,000 admissions and observation visits per year.
All UCHealth hospitals used to use homegrown bed management tools that required daily manual preparation. As a result, UCHealth encountered the following three problems:
- Making consistent, data-driven decisions about capacity regardless of who was managing the capacity decisions that day
- Planning proactively for census changes and getting out of constant crisis mode
- Finding the right bed for the right patient among a diverse patient population