[Free Webinar] Achieving Operational Excellence through Culture Transformation: Gundersen Health’s Journey with Predictive Analytics and OR Utilization
Latest Issue of OR Manager
April 2024

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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: 

  • 8% increase in prime time utilization
  • 9% increase in staffed room utilization
  • 8% increase in block utilization
  • 14% increase in prime time robot utilization
  • 76% increase in manually released minutes

Learning objectives

  • Describe the specific operational issues that prevent effective surgical block utilization.
  • Identify levers to release open time and improve availability.
  • Understand the impact of visible, accurate, and accessible data on leaders, surgeons, and scheduler functions.


Leah Schild
Clinical Operations Director
Surgery & Procedures, Integrated Platform, Department of Anesthesiology
Gundersen Health System



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