Data-driven pandemic solutions for hospitals

October 7, 2020 |
Contributed by McMaster University

COVID hospital with patient

Even before the pandemic, DeGroote School of Business professor Elkafi Hassini was looking for ways to help health-care systems address two major problems: Unplanned patient readmissions and allocating limited hospital resources in the most effective way.

Now, with the pandemic placing immense strain on already maxed-out health systems, that research has taken on a new urgency.

Hassini is teaming up with global health informatics giant 3M to develop ways to help hospital networks address both of those problems — not only during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in its aftermath it as well.

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