In the final webinar of the series, Sanjeev Agrawal discusses how OR committees can do a lot better in block allocation decisions than base them on influence or historical “tribal rules”.

Using data in the EHR, modern methods of forecasting demand based on the volume and mix of lengths of surgeries can create a far better block allocation methodology that takes into account seasonality in practices, variation in case volumes, growth, and other factors. Much like UPS and Fedex use “Bin Packing” as a way to minimize the number of trucks they need to deliver a variable number of packages each day, modern tools exist that can help OR committees decide on the right blocks to allocate the right owner the right day of the week.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a data driven methodology to forecast and allocate block time
  • Create a fair and transparent block allocation process that enables more cases to be done during business hours
  • Discuss the positive benefits of increased opportunities for patient access created through these techniques.


   Presented by:

   Sanjeev Agrawal  
  President and CMO

Sanjeev serves as the President and Chief Marketing Officer for LeanTaaS’s iQueue Division. Sanjeev was Google’s first Head of Product Marketing. Since then, he has led three successful startups - CEO at Aloqa (acquired by Motorola), VP Products & Marketing at TellMe Networks (acquired by Microsoft) and Founder & CEO at Collegefeed (acquired by AfterCollege).

Sanjeev graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an EECS degree from MIT and also spent time at McKinsey and Cisco Systems. Sanjeev is a Forbes contributor and also writes on his personal blog at He is an avid squash player and has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.


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