U of T Engineering researchers have developed Redeploy, a tool that optimizes and automates the matching of available staff to jobs that need to be filled throughout the hospital.
As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches its peak in Ontario, staffing needs in hospitals in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have rapidly changed. Researchers, nurses, and other hospital staff may need to be reassigned to areas of urgent need. For example, in many hospitals, door screener positions — staff screening for symptoms at hospital entrances — have been created, while COVID-19 research has quickly risen to the top of the priority list, and more workers are needed in critical care.
- U of T Engineering team develops tool to help hospitals redeploy staff amid COVID-19 pandemic (April 23: StartUp Here Toronto; April 24: U of T News; April 25: India Education Diary Bureau; April 28: Education News Canada; May 22: NewsDog)
- How U of T Engineering team helps hospitals redeploy staff amid COVID-19 pandemic (April 24: U of T Government Relations Office)