Starting Semester: Fall 2024
Assigned: No
Location: Atlanta

Emory Healthcare

Client Profile

The physicians, nurses, leaders, and staff at Emory Healthcare are proud to care for the health and well-being of members of the Atlanta community, the state of Georgia, and beyond. As part of Emory University, we are the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia, dedicated to innovating medicine, teaching the caregivers of the future, and supporting the healthcare needs of our patients. We are made up of 11 hospitals, the Emory Clinic and more than 490 provider locations.

The Emory Healthcare Network, established in 2011, is the largest clinically integrated network in Georgia, with more than 3,450 physicians concentrating in 70 different subspecialties. Our core purpose is to improve lives and provide hope by delivering exceptional care to our patients, their families and the communities we serve. It is our privilege to serve you!

Project Description

Interventional radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging guidance, such as X-rays, CT scans, or ultrasound, to perform minimally invasive procedures. These procedures can include angioplasty to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels, embolization to block abnormal blood vessels or stop bleeding, and biopsies to sample tissues for diagnosis. Interventional radiology techniques are often used as alternatives to traditional surgery, resulting in less pain, shorter recovery times, and lower risks for patients.

Currently, scheduling staff is a manual process, and often a product of estimating. The result is periods of overburden and understaffing, relating to reduced efficiency and delays in procedures for patients. These delays result in additional impacts to the rest of the hospital, as it is a fixed capacity system with people typically waiting to enter it.

This project will be to develop a staffing model to increase efficiency and reduce delays through understanding current arrival patterns for the patients from both inpatient sources (currently admitted) and outpatient sources (scheduled appointments) to optimize productivity while reducing the impact of delays.


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