LeanTaaS Releases COVID-19 Recovery Calculator to Help Hospitals Prepare for Elective Surgeries

Any Hospital Can Use the Free Tool to Model the Volume and Timeline Required to Restore Its Elective Surgery Caseload
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - April 21, 2020 - PRLog -- LeanTaaS Releases COVID-19 Backlog Recovery Calculator to Help Hospitals Prepare for Post-Surge Elective Surgeries

LeanTaaS, Inc., an analytics software company whose products increase patient access to medical care, today introduced the first elective surgery recovery calculator for COVID-19. The Elective Surgery Backlog Recovery Calculator allows any hospital to create a model to determine how long it will require to complete the backlog of procedures postponed during the crisis. LeanTaaS developed the tool, and a set of step-by-step supporting strategies, based on in-depth discussions with operating room professionals around the country, including its customer network of 100+ health systems.

"We polled over 450 health systems, and more than 80% of hospitals have actively canceled or postponed 70% of elective surgeries," said Sanjeev Agrawal, president of LeanTaaS. "Restoring caseloads will require careful planning and execution in the coming weeks and months to identify the backlog, manage block versus open time, and accommodate the pent-up volume given each hospital's available resources, such as rooms, staffing, locations and so on. We built the Elective Surgery Backlog Recovery Calculator as an open tool to aid in that process. Surgery volume is the economic backbone of any hospital, and getting back up and running with elective cases post-pandemic is a top priority."

Organizations like Penn Medicine have developed open-source surge prediction calculators, such as CHIME, which are currently being used by thousands of hospital professionals to estimate the number of beds required during the peaks of the epidemic. However, as the life cycle of the crisis evolves, healthcare professionals are starting to turn toward the future and are seeking similar approaches to prepare their return to a pre-COVID level of care.

The Elective Surgery Backlog Recovery Calculator (https://covid19.iqueue.com/or-volume-estimator) can be accessed on a web browser. Users complete 12 fields within four categories, including OR metrics pre-COVID-19, expected dates when OR capacity will return, levers to accommodate surge volume, and lost volume considerations. Based on the inputs, the tool estimates how many months it will take for each institution to recover its surgery case backlog and predicts the number of additional cases per month, on top of each hospital's baseline volume. The calculator lets users provide rough estimates and ranges for various entries, like expected dates for returning to normal capacity, in order to test out a number of possibilities and the related impact on recovery.

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