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Keynote: Staffing models built for the future—Improving efficiencies and profitability of the surgical suite

Editor's Note The future landscape of perioperative nursing and how healthcare organizations are addressing workforce shortages—particularly through the engagement of temporary staff and travelers—make up an intricate puzzle. Karen Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, chief nurse executive at UCLA Health, will close the OR Business Management Conference by raising…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 5, 2024
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Session: Fast-forward—ECRI’s top 10 health technology hazards

Editor's Note ECRI, an independent, nonprofit organization that aims to improve the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings, every year compiles and unveils a list of the top 10 technology hazards affecting patient care. The motivation for producing this list, according to Jason Launders, director of…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 5, 2024
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Keynote: The future is now—Novel solutions to advance health equity and improve patient outcomes

Editor's Note Young Juhn, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, research lab director, and clinical investigator at Mayo Clinic, is opening the OR Business Management Conference today by walking attendees through the Mayo Clinic HOUSES (housing-based socioeconomic status) Program. HOUSES was “developed, validated, and implemented…for measuring individual socioeconomic status based on…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 5, 2024
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OR Business Management Conference kicks off today

Editor's Note If you can’t join us in Phoenix for this year’s OR Business Management Conference (ORBMC), we’ve got you covered. This week, newsletter subscribers will enjoy exclusive access to coverage of select sessions from the 12th annual event, hosted today through Thursday at The Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel &…

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By: Matt Danford
February 2, 2024
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LiveData to showcase surgical capacity optimization at OR Business Management Conference

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts— January 24, 2024—LiveData, a surgical capacity optimization solution company, today announced that it will demonstrate LiveData PeriOp PlannerTM, its innovative approach to optimizing OR utilization, at the annual OR Business Management Conference, being held February 6-8, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. LiveData will show how its technology helps hospitals grow…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 24, 2024
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Award winners stress collaboration, flexibility, asking for help

Emerging from the thick of the pandemic has been tough for OR managers and clinicians, between rampant healthcare industry burnout and other challenges. Yet the winners of this year’s OR Manager leadership awards, presented at the OR Manager Conference, are proving that the right combination of hard work, empathy, and…

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By: Marisa Torrieri
December 20, 2023
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Supply chain leaders discuss improving access, reducing costs

Editor's Note Supply chain professionals can contribute to a more affordable, equitable health care system by spending more with suppliers in economically disadvantaged areas; expanding distribution into in-home care; and leveraging data and technology. According to a November 28 report in Healthcare Purchasing News, these were among the conclusions of…

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By: Brita Belli
December 14, 2023
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Leadership workshop: Effectively Coping with Stress–The Case for Wellness Integration

Editor's Note Wellness is multidimensional. Wellness is more than just physical help. Wellness also includes mental, environmental, spiritual, social, and emotional considerations. Those are some of the lessons presented in this OR Manager Conference Workshop, “Effectively Coping with Stress—The Case for Wellness Integration,” presented by Kevin Merrigan, founder and director…

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By: Jane Kuhn
September 19, 2023
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OR Manager Conference kicks off, celebrates 36 years of excellence

Editor's Note After a Sunday full of pre-conference workshops and an exciting off-site tour, the OR Manager Conference opens today! Since the early days of the conference, OR Manager has expanded and improved every year by diversifying education offerings, and this year, we are celebrating 36 years of bringing leaders…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 15, 2023
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OR Manager Conference session sheds light on profitability, revenue integrity

Editor's Note OR Manager sat down with Jessica Gruendler, DNP, senior director of nursing, perioperative services at Dignity Health in San Francisco, California, to shed light on the topic she will be presenting at the 2023 OR Manager Conference in Nashville, TN, this September. Gruendler will present her session, “Profitability…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 24, 2023
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