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Salary remains flat as volume increases for OR leaders

OR leaders face an increasing number of stresses, ranging from pressure to trim already lean budgets to searching for staff who could potentially replace them as they contemplate retirement. At the same time, OR leaders’ salaries remain flat, according to results from the 2016 annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Respondents…

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September 2, 2016
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Bundled payments: Part and parcel of value-based care

Government and third-party payers are pushing for value-based, rather than volume-based, models of care, yet few hospitals are moving that direction, a survey shows. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that half of hospitals’ payments be value based by 2018, according to a 2016 Health Catalyst survey…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Editorial

The shift toward value-based payment has gained some momentum with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) July 25 announcement of a proposed cardiac bundled payment model. Under the proposal, 98 randomly selected metropolitan areas would become accountable for the cost and quality of care related to coronary artery…

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September 2, 2016
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OR Manager of the Year inspires staff to excel

Consistently striving for excellence and creating a climate of continuous improvement are two drivers of success for Patricia Jean Ljubi, MBA, BA, RN, the 2016 OR Manager of the Year. Ljubi is director of clinical and perioperative services at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio. As part of…

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September 2, 2016
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Preventing a cyber attack takes commitment--and money

Information technology (IT) has been a lifesaver and a timesaver in healthcare, bringing speed and precision to medical-surgical procedures and replacing paperwork with electronic computation, storage, and communication. But there is a dark side. Systems can be sabotaged, files can be opened, and devices used in surgery can fail at…

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September 2, 2016
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Survey: OR staff low in volume, experience, engagement--Part 1

OR managers might yearn for a past when a well-staffed team of experienced RNs and surgical technologists were committed heart and soul to their jobs, but it’s clear that idyllic time is gone, if indeed, it ever really existed. Most managers now face a triple threat in staffing trends, any…

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September 2, 2016
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Three steps forward: Designing a superior sterile processing system

It is easy to overlook the sizable effort required to ensure that instrumentation and supplies are available to surgeons in the OR when needed, in the right amount, and in the right condition. Though sterile processing may not be the most glamorous element of a hospital or surgery center, it…

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September 2, 2016
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Survey finds little change in ASC leader compensation, satisfaction

Leaders in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are seeing little to no growth in salary, even through most are experiencing higher surgical volumes, according to the OR Manager 2016 Salary/Career Survey. The average annual salary was $104,721, slightly more than the $102,051 in 2015, but the average total compensation was down…

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September 2, 2016
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Tuesday, November 9 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET | 1 CE
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Decades before COVID-19, hospitals were struggling with how to effectively meet and manage standards of patient care. While the current pandemic has clearly introduced new burdens on nurses and nurse management, in many ways, the pandemic has severely amplified old issues and combined them with a new generation of challenges. Historically, nursing has been incredibly resilient; so much so that hospital leadership has unfairly relied upon nurses to weather any storm. Are we finally at the breaking point? If so, what can be done to move us in the right direction?

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December 3, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET | 1 CE

Managing ORs is hard, especially without access to reliable and readily available data. EHRs that are built to capture information about patients and their care do not provide the level of data visibility or reliability needed to make daily as well as strategic decisions about expensive healthcare assets such as ORs. Ensuring surgeons have optimal access, knowing exactly where and how to drive efficiency, and delivering value to surgeons, patients, and staff are constant challenges. These challenges require greater visibility into available OR time and key performance indicators.

Please join us for this free webinar to learn how one health system achieved the following:

  • Transitioned away from manually compiling reports (as EHR reports were inadequate).
  • Established effective policies to drive value and efficiency.
  • Created capacity in busy ORs, providing greater access to open time.
  • Delivered transparency in a manner that positively changed surgeon practices.

Additionally, attendees will learn about proven technology for leveraging predictive and prescriptive analytics to enable organizations to break through barriers to OR value and efficiency.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss strategies to improve OR utilization.
  • Explain the benefits of creating more open time in the OR.
  • Understand how to effectively leverage data to positively change surgeon practices.
  • Describe how new technologies can optimize OR capacity

 

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Jon Peterson is the Business Manager of Surgical Services for WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. Jon has worked in healthcare for nearly 20 years. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, his tenure in the industry started off in corporate finance, including corporate cash management, reimbursement, corporate budgeting, and long-range financial planning. For the last ten years, his work has focused on operational financial management at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus, an urban level 1 trauma center in Raleigh, NC. His teams provide the daily clinical operations by providing scheduling, inventory, billing, and clinical informatic support needed to care for over 22,000 patients annually.

 

Diana Gillogly, MS, is a Product Implementation Manager of iQueue for Operating Rooms where she has led operational workflow changes and product implementations at multiple health systems. Prior to joining LeanTaaS, Diana worked in urology research and then developed and ran a healthcare outcomes and reimbursement software company. Through her work, Diana has demonstrated success working in global healthcare software development, custom design and implementation, technology integration and physician relations. Diana earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Master of Science degree in Global Health from Northwestern University.

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Wednesday, November 11 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET | 1 CE

Operating rooms grapple with time lost due to late starts, lengthy turnovers, underutilized blocks, unused blocks, and more. At the same time, many surgeons are clamoring for increased access to handle more cases.

In this free webinar, Surgical Directions will present how to reclaim lost and wasted time that is holding back your OR. We will discuss how waste happens, how to measure it, and, critically, how to organize for success to convert the lost time into additional cases for your facility. With over 25 years of experience working at hundreds of hospitals and ASCs, the Surgical Directions team has the expertise to discuss ways to improve your financial performance and patient experience.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify major categories of wasted and lost time.
  2. Understand how to measure waste and lost time in the OR setting.
  3. Describe how to apply insights and methods for converting unused OR time into more cases.
  4. Discuss the benefits associated with reduced waste and increased case volume.

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Brian Watha, Associate Vice President is Associate Vice President at Surgical Directions. He has extensive experience in OR process improvement, business intelligence and quaternary medical center perioperative services, where he has been responsible for all end-to-end OR processes as the Principal Management Engineer. He is familiar with multiple OR IT platforms and is an expert at electronic medical record (EMR) migrations.

Brian earned his Master of Health Service Administration from the University of Michigan. He completed a one-year Executive Administrative Fellowship at Health Alliance Plan, where he focused on plan configuration, strategic planning and growth. Brian continues to serve as a graduate mentor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and teaches biotech-startup coursework at the Ross School of Business

Michael Besedick, Engagement Manager As an engagement manager for Surgical Directions, Michael manages analytics projects that reduce costs, drive revenue and increase ROI for healthcare clients. His specialties include analytics research, implementation and strategy. Michael’s demonstrated experience in advanced predictive analytics, data visualization and machine learning are of practical use to hospitals and hospital systems who appreciate his ability to clearly communicate complex concepts that result in confident, data-supported decisions.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET | 1 CE

Occupational contact dermatitis, an inflammatory skin condition that occurs due to workplace exposure, can have long-term consequences, causing some healthcare workers to miss work and even change jobs. Nurses working in surgical wards and intensive care units are at the highest risk among healthcare workers.

Surgical gloves are a common culprit of both irritant and allergic contact dermatitis in the healthcare setting. Glove-associated irritants include wet work, friction, air occlusion, excessive sweating, and poor hand hygiene. In addition, wearers may incur allergic contact dermatitis to chemical additives, especially accelerators that are added to speed up the manufacturing process, in both latex and synthetic gloves.

This free webinar will help you understand treatment and prevention measures relative to Occupational Contact Dermatitis, including switching to gloves that have been manufactured without chemicals accelerators known to cause contact dermatitis.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the prevalence and burden of occupational contact dermatitis.
  2. Understand the differences between irritant and allergic contact reactions.
  3. Discuss the role of chemical accelerators in gloves and their implications regarding Type IV contact dermatitis.
  4. Understand how to reduce the risk of irritant of Type IV contact dermatitis.

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Sheila Mays, MHA, BSN, RN, CASC, is Director Professional Education, US, at Molnlycke Health Care. She is responsible for professional education initiatives for the US Surgical and Wound Care franchise at Molnlycke, including continuing education, speaker program development, webinars, and management of www.connect2know and its online education portal. She leads a team of clinical specialists who support customers for their professional development needs through webinars, roadshows, and professional education activities.

Before joining Molnlycke, Sheila worked in the adult and pediatric environments at both hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Her past perioperative nursing roles and experience include Administrative Director, Nurse Manager, and Director of Nursing and a focus on infection control, quality assurance, risk management, policy development, process management, and staff education. She has received multiple nursing excellence awards for team building, clinical skills, and leadership. Sheila received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Central Florida and her Master of Health Care Administration and Management from Colorado State University. She holds the CASC (Certified Administrator of Surgery Center) certification.

LuAnn Landis, BSN, RN, CNOR, is Nurse Manager of Surgical Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital North in Lutz, Florida. Her responsibilities include the daily operations of the OR, endoscopy, anesthesia, sterile processing, and the surgical scheduling departments. LuAnn works with her team to provide exceptional care to ensure patient safety and produce high-quality outcomes. She utilizes available resources to deliver cost-effective healthcare.

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