The 2017 behavioral health season proved tremendously challenging for a large Level I Trauma Center at UNC Hospital. OptimizED effectively reduced LWBS rates from 5% in April 2017 to just 1% in April 2018, an 82% reduction in walkouts. OptimizED also identified new workflows and revenue opportunities for the care of behavioral health patients in the ED on the order of $1M annually.
Before construction of a new 6-bed treatment area, hundreds of simulated scenarios run by Roundtable Analytics revealed the optimal management mix of operating hours, staffing and patient type in order to maximize the benefit. OptimizED led to a reduction in LWBS rates from 7% to 3% once the treatment area went live.
OptimizED identified that a small, strategic investment of RN resources could tremendously benefit ED throughput by consolidating boarding patients during key times throughout the week. Additional RN resources were approved, space was identified, and the ED started seeing patients in April 2018.
Roundtable Analytics is the proud data and analytics partner for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine's annual Benchmark Survey. Roundtable developed and now maintains a customized analytics platform supporting all aspects of the annual survey. Today, SAEM members can enter responses, conduct data validity checks, and then generate meaningful graphics and conduct deeper analyses, all in one place.
"I am amazed at how OptimizED simulates a seemingly limitless number of possible solutions - with ease. The problem has always been that as administrators, we have to commit to a strategy before we know how it will really work. Now I can simulate alternatives first and identify a plan for process improvement in my Emergency Department."
"OptimizED is revolutionizing our decision making. For the first time ever, we have a robust, scientifically based tool to inform our change management efforts. We can perform thousands of rapid cycle tests of change with a few key strokes. This will save enormous time and money and ultimately make change more successful."