An important reason for accreditation from The Joint Commission is that it allows hospitals to bill Medicare and Medicaid, under what is called “deemed status,” says John Rosing, MHA, FACHE, executive vice president and principal at Patton Healthcare Consulting, an affiliate of HBS of Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Rosing spoke at the OR Manager Conference in 2022.
Surgery scheduling is the nucleus of the Operating Room and has always been a challenge. Historically, surgery schedulers and nurses have employed ledgers, Kardex systems, and a variety of other methods to combat the variability and simplify the process. The use of computers has assisted, but ORs are continually asked to meet the demands of surgeons, staff, and patients.
Join Aileen Killen, RN, PhD, CPPS, Director, Perioperative Operational Excellence and Jeff Oliver, Lt Col, Ret. Clinical Support Specialist to discuss the challenges of surgical scheduling and strategies that can be employed to mitigate those challenges. Using published literature and expert opinion, we will explore the difficulties and nuances of scheduling, block time, OR policies involving scheduling, surgical suite governance, and patient and staff satisfaction. You will discover how using a comprehensive scheduling software program can optimize OR utilization, forecast demand, provide data for decision-making and process improvement, boost satisfaction for patients and staff.
By attending this webinar, the speakers will shed light on how to:
Aileen R. Killen, RN, PhD, CPPS, Director, Perioperative Excellence, LiveData, Inc.
Jeffrey Oliver, Lt Col, Ret., CCNS, CNOR, Clinical Support Specialist, LiveData, Inc.
In today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, perioperative leaders face numerous challenges, including increased patient volumes, complex scheduling, and limited resources. To overcome these obstacles and provide exceptional patient care, it is crucial to quickly identify opportunities in order to streamline the surgical workflow. The challenges of maximizing patient access, ensuring surgeon satisfaction, and achieving resource utilization in the preoperative space have led to the development of innovative solutions.
Join Lee Health’s Vice President of Surgical Services to hear how integrated AI technology with a team of experts through their partnership with LeanTaaS rapidly transformed surgical operations following implementation systemwide. This session will explore how AI-driven data insights is revolutionizing surgical workflow management and enabling healthcare organizations achieve remarkable outcomes.
Key results include:
Cheri Cartwright, MSN, RN
System Vice President of Surgical Services
Abstract: Amid staffing challenges faced throughout the health system in the first half of 2022, Gundersen’s perioperative department further experienced capacity constraints and lacked access to real-time visibility into key data to make actionable decisions. To address these challenges, the organization launched an AI-based solution to provide visible data and tools to right-size block allocation, repurpose unused time, and streamline the scheduling process.
Join Gundersen’s Clinical Operations Director to hear how forming a true partnership with a proven industry technology team to achieve operational excellence through the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics has now empowered leaders to make better informed decisions. Key results include:
When you optimize the process for scheduling surgical cases, the OR runs more efficiently, surgeons can practice at the top of their license and the OR can accommodate more cases, allowing patients to get their surgeries done sooner.
In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of scheduling and keeping surgeons satisfied from the hospital perspective, tips for how to do that, and innovative approaches to make scheduling surgical cases easier on the surgeons, schedulers, and patients.
Discover the five keys to surgeon satisfaction and how that ties back to OR efficiency and improved patient outcomes.
Identify the different requirements of employed and independent surgeons and how that impacts scheduling their cases.
Chief Operating Officer
|Aileen Killen, PhD, RN
Director of Perioperative Excellence
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As a hospital leader, it is indeed frustrating for you and/or your perioperative leadership to have difficult conversations with surgeons about block allocation and utilization, particularly when the data isn’t defensible and when surgeons can take their cases elsewhere. It is also challenging to decide how much time and flexibility you can afford to give new surgeons to grow their practice without tying up potentially underutilized time.
How can your organization establish a more effective, less stressful program for managing and optimizing your operating room schedule- particularly given today’s challenging environment of constrained nursing and anesthesia resources?
Join The University of Kansas Health System’s (TUKHS) Senior Director of Business Operations, Perioperative and Procedural Services to learn about creating an Effective Block Management System and learn how TUKHS was able to, in less than a year’s time, achieve a 20% increase in block utilization, 5% increase in prime time utilization and facilitate 98% more manual releases/transfers of time before the auto-release deadlines.
|Megan Eubanks, MBA
Senior Director of Business Operations, Perioperative and Procedural Services
The University of Kansas Health System
|Ashley Walsh, MHA
Vice President Client Services, iQueue for Operating Rooms and Inpatient Beds
Critical Components of Optimized OR Performance: Credible Data and an Effective Surgery Block Management System
Wednesday, December 14 2022 | 2:00 PM ET
1 CE Credit
Operating Room risk factors require education about and protection from sharp injuries as well as physical, chemical and biological insults. Evidence, professional recommendations and statistics outline these risks and offer solutions. Content will outline protocols and implementation suggestions.
|Deborah L. Spratt, RN, BSN, MPA, CNOR, NEA-BC CRCST CHL||Lorrie Calabrese, RN, BSN, CNOR
Senior Clinical Specialist
Culture of Safety: Sharps Safety
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM ET
1 CE Credit