Bed Management in Hospital Systems

The paper presents a design for a bed management web-application to efficiently provide for the allocation of beds inside hospitals to reduce the diversions (transfer of patient in other ward or hospital) and thus the number of outliers (patient admitted in not-right ward) which may cause a longer length of stay. Information system helps the role of Bed Manager to improve the performances of the hospital-care flow optimizing the clinical paths. The system itself analyzes the interaction between patients, admission status and personnel in order to reduce the length of stay and the cost of care for hospitals. The application is designed to be linked to an existing facility manager system to gather information about the number of beds and their physical location in each room (Springer).

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-9023-3_55