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Planning healthcare is a complicated business, and no planning model is going to convince today’s operational managers just by getting the sums right. So models have to go much further, and paint a rich enough picture of every service so that managers can instinctively say “yes, that feels like life where I am”.

Gooroo Planner doesn’t only work out the activity and capacity you need – it also shows how to deliver it in compelling week-by-week charts, and even simulates the plan dynamically so you can watch it unfolding, patient by patient, over time.

It does retrospective analysis too, covering beds, theatres and clinics. So you can immediately see how bed management changes at the weekend, and things like which consultants start late on a Monday, overrun on a Tuesday, have long turnaround times on a Wednesday, and hardly ever work on a Friday (but still get paid extra to come in on a Saturday).

You can zoom out to the statistics, filter to individual services and clinicians, and zoom right in on individual patients, procedures, and minutes of the day. All fully integrated into Gooroo Planner.


A whole host of features...

With every one of the benefits Gooroo offers there's also a whole host of features worth mentioning

  • Visualise your plans in week by week profiles of activity, beds, theatres, clinics and waiting times.

  • Click-to-edit charting allows you to test different activity profiles interactively.

  • Shows total capacity and referral-to-treatment waiting times too.

  • Simulates elective plans patient-by-patient to show how waiting times evolve.

  • Clearly shows in compelling detail if patients are not being scheduled safely and fairly.

  • Shows how patient scheduling is influenced by each service's levels of clinical priorities, removals, cancellations and capacity.

  • Substantiates at patient level the waiting times calculations in Gooroo Planner reports.

  • Visualisation and control charting of bed, theatre and clinic utilisation.

  • Different levels of detail from summary, to session, all the way down to individual patients.

  • Filter by service, facility and clinician to identify opportunities to improve performance.

Blog posts

Interpreting Capacity analysis: the control Charts

  • June 21st, 2017

  • by Rob Findlay

Is your bed flow designed to deliver regular crises? Is theatre performance stable? Control charts analyse your bed, theatre and clinic capacity for different days of the week, so that you can tell what was expected performance and what was unusual.

Interpreting Capacity analysis: the Overview

  • April 8th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The Overview is a powerful visualisation, so that you can quickly and expertly spot the opportunities to make better use of your theatres and clinics. This post helps you interpret it.

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Planning healthcare in the ultimate detail

  • January 22nd, 2015

  • by Rob Findlay

You can already plan next year's capacity in one big lump. And you can break that plan down week by week. Now you can go even further, and model it patient by patient.

Transforming real waiting lists with better scheduling

  • November 15th, 2012

  • by Rob Findlay

Starting with a real consultant's waiting list, we show how a rules-based approach to patient scheduling can dramatically reduce waiting times.