HealthTech May 16, 2022

Providence turned to data analytics in the cloud to better manage the rise in patients during a COVID-19 surge in 2020. The health system’s clinical analytics team developed data analytics tools that gave its leaders real-time information on patient volume, hospital staffing levels and the supply of ventilators and personal protective equipment throughout its 52 hospitals.

The organization also ran predictive analytics through Microsoft Azure to accurately forecast which hospitals would see spikes in COVID-19 cases, allowing Providence to staff up and move ventilators and PPE to the locations that needed them most. The cloud also aided the health system in analyzing whether patients without COVID-19 were put at risk by visiting the hospital for emergencies.

“Early on, we found that there had been...

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