2012 Wagner Prize Finalist - GE Global Research

Bed Assignments in a Complex and Dynamic Hospital Environment

Bed management is an important function of any hospital with a big impact on patient care, patient flow and ultimately the hospital operating margin. A key challenge in bed management is optimizing the bed assignments in a complex and dynamic operating environment. We have developed innovative decision support tools with embedded mathematical models to periodically and automatically recommend bed assignments. We have hosted our prototype bed assignment solution as a cloud based application for Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC) in New York and improved their hospital operations.