Healthcare @ IBM Research | Australia - Healthcare Analytics


Healthcare Analytics and Services Research @ IBM Research | Australia

We are developing innovative analytics tools and solutions for healthcare providers, facilitating delivery of  better patient care services while reducing operating costs. 

 

Optimising Patient Care and Scheduling

Our researchers are developing analytics tools to assist hospitals with tactical planning, care optimisation and scheduling.

Current hospital scheduling relies heavily on manual processes, and may not be optimised for the best patient outcomes, cost efficiencies or to meet regulatory targets. Furthermore, manual scheduling processes e.g. for patient appointments, medical procedures or surgeries do not allow easy adaptation to last minute cancellations or emergency situations.  

We are using mathematical modeling and optimisation approaches to develop user-friendly tools for automated scheduling.  The tools take into account equipment availability, staffing rotas and staff preferences. They are designed to be flexible, enabling hospitals to choose the key optimisation parameters that fit their needs and to rapidly update in response to unforeseen events.

Optmizing Surgery Scheduling

 

Team members: Hamideh Anjomshoa, Olivia Smith, Irina Dumitrescu and Stefan von Cavallar

 

Transforming Healthcare Delivery in New Zealand

We are working with Counties Manukau District Health Board, a public healthcare provider in New Zealand, to help them deliver better services to their population at lower cost, while ensuring improved health outcomes. As part of an engagment with muiltiple IBM brands, IBM Research – Australia, is providing innovative solutions and ideas to achieve CMDHB's aim. Examples of solutions include the use of operations research and simulation approaches to optimise resources and processes, and the development of a range of advanced analytics techniques to increase predictive capabilities across all areas of the health system.

Signing the Project SWIFT partnership agreement with Rob Lee, IBM NZ Managing Director and Frances Guyett, CEO Health Innovation Hub

 Signing the Project SWIFT partnership agreement with Rob Lee, IBM NZ Managing Director and Frances Guyett, CEO Health Innovation Hub

 

Team members: Annalisa SwanOlivia J Smith, Justin Bedo and Roslyn Hickson

Collaborators: IBM Global Process Services, IBM Global Business Services, IBM Watson Group and IBM Global Healthcare Center of Competence