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February 2019

Save now on annual OR Manager Conference

Editor's Note OR Business Management Conference attendees who act fast can save on the cost of attending the annual OR Manager Conference and PACU Manager Summit, September 18-20, 2019, in New Orleans. The conference will include a focused business management track along with several other subject areas of interest, such…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
February 1, 2019
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Stay connected through OR Manager

Editor's Note Business news and information doesn’t end with the conclusion of the OR Business Management Conference. OR a.m., our daily e-newsletter, summarizes current developments that are likely to impact the jobs of perioperative services leaders, and articles in OR Manager address clinical, business, leadership, and regulatory issues. In the…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
February 1, 2019
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ORBMC 2020 is around the corner

Editor's Note Attending the annual OR Business Management Conference (ORBMC) is a great way to start each new year. Comments such as “excellent session with lots of simple yet impactful ideas” and praise for engaging and knowledgeable speakers are reasons to either return next year or send colleagues who might…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
January 31, 2019
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Be a leader, not a follower

Editor's Note The OR Business Management Conference has remained a relatively small, intimate gathering over the past several years, but interest has grown exponentially, as evidenced by the increasing number of proposals received each year. Speakers are thoughtfully selected by a robust Program Committee representing both healthcare and industry leaders.…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
January 31, 2019
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Best in OR Business Award goes to Tracy Raymond

Editor's Note The 2019 Best in OR Business Award was presented to Tracy Raymond, MHA, BHA, CRCST, CHL, during lunch on Tuesday, January 29. Raymond, perioperative services business manager at Amita Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois, has brought experience in managing central sterile departments to the business…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
January 30, 2019
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Leadership skills spell success for OR business managers

Editor's Note Social and leadership skills that enable OR business managers to communicate with staff at varying levels of the OR hierarchy are increasingly important. For that reason, several sessions at the OR Business Management Conference addressed ways to bridge communication gaps. On Monday, January 28, leaders from the Cleveland…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
January 30, 2019
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Networking rises to a whole new level during business conference

Editor's Note The plethora of good restaurants in San Diego ensure that attendees at the 2019 OR Business Management Conference will be wined and dined. That’s to be expected, and between the Welcome Reception on Monday, January 28 (sponsored by the Competency and Credentialing Institute), and the San Diego Dine-Around…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
January 29, 2019
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Best business practices to boost the bottom line

Editor's Note Cost control is top of mind for OR business managers, and finding new ways to shave budgets and reduce inventory is a chief reason they attend the OR Business Management Conference. This theme is addressed in multiple sessions. On Monday, January 28, attendees learned how to fine-tune capital…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
January 29, 2019
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OR Business Management preconference workshops expand skill sets

Editor's Note A mid-winter break and two high-quality preconference workshops drew a number of OR Business Management Conference attendees to San Diego on Sunday, January 27. During “Slice and Dice Data to Improve Patient Outcomes,” a team from Mercy Hospital explained how this concept relates to OR profitability, new service…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
January 28, 2019
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Forward-looking conference keynotes envision evolution of healthcare

Editor's Note Leading healthcare industry clinicians and experts will set the stage for the latest OR business developments during the 2019 OR Business Management Conference. On Monday, January 28, David Wyatt, PhD, MPH, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, will kick off the conference with “Business Intelligence—The Intersection of Analytics and Operations.” Wyatt,…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
January 28, 2019
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