August 1, 2012

New TJC tool for hand-offs

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The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare announced its new Hand-off Communications Targeted Solutions Tool in June 2012.

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[Free Webinar] Data-Driven Strategies for Perioperative Excellence
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In the evolving realm of healthcare, perioperative leaders and nurses are dedicated to improving outcomes, streamlining operations, and achieving performance excellence. To navigate the growing pressure for efficiency, a profound grasp of analytics is crucial. This webinar, “Data-Driven Strategies for Perioperative Excellence,” combines powerful data insights with practical methodologies essential for realizing efficiency and performance enhancement goals in the perioperative domain.

This comprehensive session dissects key performance indicators (KPIs) within the operating room, addressing obstacles and revealing targeted strategies for success. Perioperative leaders face real-world challenges, and we provide tangible solutions, particularly in maximizing block utilization—an integral component of operational efficiency. Attendees will leave with the confidence to utilize data effectively, driving impactful change and elevating their perioperative practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Unlocking Opportunities Through Perioperative Data: Acquire the skills to navigate and interpret perioperative data, uncovering optimization opportunities to enhance patient care and operational effectiveness.
  • Fostering Trust and Collaboration Through Data: Learn how to bridge the gap between data analytics and actionable insights, fostering a culture of trust and collaboration among surgical teams and providers.
  • Strategic Measurement of Progress Towards Efficiency: Discover a toolkit designed to measure and track progress towards operational efficiency, ensuring your organization thrives in today’s demanding healthcare environment.

Embark on a transformative journey towards data-driven excellence in perioperative care. This webinar equips you with the knowledge and resources needed to revolutionize your approach, driving meaningful improvements in patient outcomes and operational efficiency. Secure your spot today!

Speakers:

 Annette Alvarado-De Castro, Executive Perioperative Consultant, Fujitsu

Annette Alvarado is Executive Perioperative Consultant at Fujitsu where she specializes in Surgical Capacity Optimization Solutions and Healthy Living Global offerings. She received a Nursing Diploma from Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing with a professional license from the Florida Board of Nursing in 1992. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, as well as her Masters of Nursing Science and Healthcare Administration from Barry University.  Before joining Fujitsu, she served as Vice President of Professional services and Executive Sponsor for Digital Transformation at Baptist Health South Florida.  She has over 20 years experience in healthcare operations as a leader.  She is a recognized expert in clinical technology and innovative solutions, with past experience as a guest speaker at perioperative events to help clinicians leverage and benefit from advanced technologies.

Claudia Cambero, Senior Operations Research Scientist, Fujitsu

Claudia Cambero is a Senior Operations Research Scientist at Fujitsu Intelligence Technology. She holds a PhD in Operations Research from the University of British Columbia, specializing in Decision Sciences and mathematical modeling for strategic decision-making. Throughout her career spanning over a decade, Dr. Cambero has developed mathematical optimization, advanced data analytics and decision support systems across various industries. Her focus during the last 5 years has been on the ideation and development of Healthcare Transformation projects. In her current role, Dr. Cambero leads the technical design and development of Surgical Capacity Optimization solutions using Fujitsu’s cutting-edge optimization technologies.

 

 

[Free Webinar] Analytics Based Learning Systems: The Answer Starts with a Good Question 
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Providing reliable and safe patient care continues to be a focus of medical professionals and leaders within organizations, especially as many health systems transition to high-reliability organizations (HRO).

As part of the HRO journey, quality and safety leaders are charged with evaluating data for process improvement. Asking the right questions of the data, in addition to making connections to existing ideas and solutions in new and unusual ways, will drive reliability in your organization. A robust process for asking the right questions and having confidence in the data collection methods allows leaders to drive innovative solutions to patient safety initiatives.

This session will review the process of asking beautiful questions within the five principles of HRO. Real-time data collection methodology in the perioperative arena will serve as an example for patient safety and surgical quality dashboards. Examples of process improvement initiatives based on the reports will be presented. 

Participants will be empowered to replicate these processes in their own facilities to keep every patient safe every time.

Learning Objectives

    1. Quality and safety leaders will learn how to evaluate approaches to using data for process improvement.
    2. After the session, attendees can apply a robust process for asking the right questions and having confidence in the data collection methods.
    3. Attendees will learn how to ask “beautiful” questions within the five principles of High Reliability Organizations.

Speakers:

Aileen R. Killen, RN, PhD,
Director, Perioperative Excellence,
LiveData, Inc.

 

 

Jeffrey Oliver, Lt Col, Ret., CCNS, CNOR,
Clinical Support Specialist,
LiveData, Inc.

[Free Webinar] From Conflict to Collaboration: A Deep Dive into Data-Driven Decision-Making
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February 2024
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Maximizing surgeon and staff productivity and efficient use of operating room time (and minimizing conflict) that arises around surgeon accessibility and efficient use of operating room time is an achievable goal when all stakeholders have the capability to easily access transparent and actionable data. Adopting technology with predictive and prescriptive data analytics drives meaningful conversations, builds a collaborative culture and strengthens multidisciplinary relationships, while improving access to optimal patient care.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how access to transparent and actionable data can help maximize surgeon and staff productivity and efficient use of operating room time. 
  • Explain how adopting technology with predictive and prescriptive analytics can facilitate meaningful conversations and collaboration among stakeholders.
  • Gain insights into how to break through historical challenges of block utilization, scheduling, and resource allocation.  

Speakers:

Nancy Mann, BSN
Client Success Manager, iQueue for Operating Rooms
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Jenny Desir, MBA, BSN, RN
Client Success Specialist, iQueue for Operating Rooms
LeanTaaS
[Free Webinar] Mastering The Art and Science of OR Scheduling: Challenges and Strategies
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February 2024
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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:

  • Reduce the burden of common challenges with OR scheduling
  • Empower your team with strategies that can be employed to optimize surgical scheduling
  • Meet the demands of a robust OR scheduling software system

Speakers:

Aileen R. Killen, RN, PhD, CPPS, Director, Perioperative Excellence, LiveData, Inc.

Jeffrey Oliver, Lt Col, Ret., CCNS, CNOR, Clinical Support Specialist, LiveData, Inc.

[Free Webinar] Optimizing the Surgical Workflow: Strategies for Improved Patient Access and Surgeon Satisfaction
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February 2024
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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:  

  • 3% increase in prime time utilization
  • 9% increase in staffed room utilization
  • 7% increase in surgical volume

Learning objectives

  • Understand the challenges associated with surgical workflow optimization and potential direct impact to the patient experience and surgeon satisfaction.
  • Explore innovative strategies to unlock OR access and enhance patient access to surgical services.
  • Learn how predictive and prescriptive analytics transform surgical workflow and fosters collaboration among surgical teams.

Speaker:

Cheri Cartwright, MSN, RN

System Vice President of Surgical Services

Lee Health

[Free Webinar] Achieving Operational Excellence through Culture Transformation: Gundersen Health’s Journey with Predictive Analytics and OR Utilization
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February 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.

Speaker:

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

 

 

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