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Co-management agreements thrive in a culture of responsibility

Most hospitals are experimenting with ways to collaborate better with physicians. An alignment model that is particularly relevant for hospital ORs is the surgical services co-management agreement (CMA). Under a CMA, surgeons receive compensation for helping to manage a service line. Several leading ORs have used CMAs to engage surgeons…

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By: OR Manager
October 15, 2014
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Hybrid medical leadership turns competitors into collaborators

Solid teamwork and a commitment to high-quality patient care are the hallmarks of a successful healthcare facility. But egos sometimes get in the way, and competition among surgeons in the orthopedic service line at St Louis-based SSM Health Care was impeding progress. The surgeons were affiliated with three independent groups,…

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By: OR Manager
September 22, 2014
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Don’t let depression derail your staff’s morale and motivation

Depression affects 9% of adults in the US and 18% of hospital-employed nurses, including those who work in perioperative settings. Nurses with depression not only suffer themselves, but their illness can impact their productivity and quality of care as well as their coworkers’ work lives. Nurse managers need to be…

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By: OR Manager
April 16, 2014
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Conference takes OR leaders and business managers to the next level

High-quality presentations, a high level of enthusiasm, and the highest-ever attendance were the hallmarks of the OR Business Management Conference that took place February 11-13 in New Orleans. Nearly 300 attendees—more than triple the number who attended the workshop in 2013—gathered to learn from experts in the healthcare industry. Attendees…

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By: OR Manager
March 13, 2014
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Restructuring and revamping workflow help a small hospital make big strides

Working for a small facility after spending many years at a large one can present a host of leadership challenges, but meeting those challenges with process changes and improved efficiencies can be highly satisfying. After serving more than 23 years at the Cedar Crest campus of Lehigh Valley Health Network…

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By: OR Manager
March 13, 2014
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Management for Daily Improvement (MDI)

The purpose of program is to explain our use of the Management for Daily Improvement Board. The MDI board is the framework for helping us develop a culture of continuous daily improvement. We must continually improve if we are going to survive all the changes coming in healthcare.Content will include:…

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Best practices and new technology on tap at 2014 OR Business Management Conference

The upcoming OR Business Management Conference provides a timely opportunity for OR business managers and surgical services directors to learn what they can do to optimize their hospitals’ resources—especially in the current climate of ever-tighter budgets and reimbursement concerns. The conference, which will be held February 11-13, 2014, at the…

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By: OR Manager
December 1, 2013
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OR business managers steadily gaining clout, financial rewards

Business managers have seen a rise in salaries and number of direct reports over the past 5 years, but their overall role remains consistent, according to the 23rd annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. More than a third (34%) of respondents have a business manager on their team. The average annual…

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By: OR Manager
November 1, 2013
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Business managers’ skill sets strengthen return on investment

OR Business Performance is a series intended to help OR managers and directors improve the success of their business. Hospitals depend on surgical services to generate more than half their revenue and profit. Yet according to the latest OR Manager Salary/Career Survey, only one-third of hospitals employ an OR business…

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By: OR Manager
November 1, 2013
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Building cohesion, community, and commitment across multiple generations working in the OR

Managing today’s multigenerational perioperative workforce can seem daunting, but understanding the strengths of each group and knowing how best to communicate with them can turn challenges into opportunities. The first step toward promoting generational interrelationships—and to better manage perioperative services for the future—is to “create a generational profile of your…

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By: OR Manager
June 1, 2013
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Diverse communication styles are most effective for managing multigenerational staff

Because people are living and working longer, 4 generations of employees are now toiling side by side—and not always in harmony. Creating a workplace where all generations can thrive is both challenging and crucial to a manager’s success. “The biggest challenge and opportunity for growth is to recognize that you…

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By: OR Manager
June 1, 2013
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2013 OR Business Management eLearning Course

The OR Business Management eLearning course offer a wide variety of presentation specific to the business of perioperative services.This course was created from session recordings from the 2013 OR Manager Conference and is approved for 6 CEUs. Presentations include: Structuring Changes in the EHR Era - Learn how OR time should be structured, how…

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