Hospitals and healthcare systems are complex with a huge range of variables that impact performance and patient care. Managing variability, understanding its impact between departments and organizations, and implementing process improvements is difficult without the right tools.
This is why healthcare organizations rely on simulation to help better understand how processes and systems work, and how these would behave when changes occur. Simulation gives you the ability to test ‘what-if’ experiments and safely assess the impact of changes across a unit, hospital or entire health system without any risk to patients or staff.
Any healthcare process can be simulated - from the flow of patients through an emergency department, to the staff schedule for an operating room suite, or the way that patients with different conditions use health services.
Simulation also incorporates the real life randomness and variation that healthcare systems experience every day. Patients are all individual with conditions developing a different rates, they don’t always arrive to appointments on time, and each appointment can take different amount of time, depending on patient needs.
By including this variability, the simulation reflects reality and behaves in exactly the same way as it would in real life.
Learn more about how SIMUL8 simulation software is used by healthcare providers below and get in touch with our team if you have any questions.