Bjorn Berg, PhD
Division of Health Policy & Management
Abstract: Real time locating system (RTLS) technology allows for near-constant monitoring of resources, individuals, and system states. Within healthcare environments its use has focused on locating valuable equipment as well as staff and patients in urgent situations. However, the use of RTLS technology in supporting operational decision-making for medium and long-term planning in outpatient settings represents a novel opportunity for the technology. In this seminar, we will present current work focused on evaluating the use of the RTLS at the Clinics and Surgery Center at the University of Minnesota to aid in decision support for staff planning and scheduling. Insights drawn from analysis of RTLS data will be compared with results from traditional operations planning methods.
All are invited to attend.
This seminar is sponsored by the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.