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Achieving Perioperative Systemness: Using Technology for Agile Block Management

Overview At the 2021 OR Manager Conference in Chicago, Hospital IQ hosted a roundtable with perioperative leaders, managers, and OR schedulers to discuss OR scheduling challenges. Participants in the roundtable session discussed ways that machine learning, AI, analytics, and automation can streamline the block management process and drive efficiency. These…

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By: Hospital IQ
April 7, 2022
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Ureteroscope Reprocessing Effectiveness

Each year, there are more studies raising concerns about infections associated with endoscopic procedures and the techniques used to clean and sterilize or high-level disinfect (HLD) endoscopic devices. This whitepaper, sponsored by Boston Scientific, epidemiologist Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH, President and CEO of Ofstead & Associates, St Paul, Minnesota, presents…

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By: webdesign
February 1, 2022
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Comprehensive Simplicity Improves OR Efficiency

Make OR Integration a Routine Procedure and learn how to get the critical benefits surgical teams need in one solution. Intra-operative efficiency Single-touch access 4K resolution with 3D support (8K ready) Intuitive drag-and-drop control Staff communication and focus Collaborative video conferencing Two-channel streaming and HD recording Zero-latency routing Total customer…

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By: webdesign
November 12, 2021
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OR’s Juggling Act: Matching Supply of Anesthesia Coverage with Surgeon Demand for OR Time

In OR management, matching supply and demand patterns is a critical requirement. On the supply side, organizations need staff with the right skills, ORs, anesthesia coverage, and the necessary equipment. On the demand side, teams must juggle procedure volume, different types of procedures, timing, and expected duration. OR downtime issues…

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By: Andrew Byrd
September 14, 2021
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[FREE EBOOK] Dynamic Block Management - Digital Transformation Takes Perioperative Performance To The Next Level

The operating suite is a key revenue driver for hospitals, making prime-time OR minutes a critical resource that needs to be carefully managed. But effectively scheduling and managing this complex department is a tremendous challenge. Perioperative leaders are continuously striving to improve utilization, grow surgical volume, keep surgeons satisfied, and properly align resources to…

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By: gguarino
June 17, 2021
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[FREE WHITEPAPER] Insights and Advice From a Large Healthcare Network

Standardizing the utilization of medical supplies and equipment can have multifaceted benefits, impacting both cost savings and clinical workflow.1 Standardization efforts may prove to be especially beneficial when implemented in capacities with wide product variability, such as hemostats. Hemostatic agents play a crucial role in surgeries. By allowing surgeons to…

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By: gguarino
June 16, 2021
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Building a Data-Driven Management Culture and Leveraging Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics

Successful capacity management is a significant challenge for OR leaders because OR supply is fixed while demand is highly unpredictable. Additionally, optimizing capacity based on block utilization has not been effective because of a lack of usable data, visibility, and transparency. A more effective approach to optimizing capacity is leveraging…

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By: Miles Farnsworth
May 11, 2021
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Cornerstones of a Better System: 7 Steps to Improve OR Financial and Operational Performance

One of the biggest challenges OR managers and VPs of surgery face is efficient use of OR time. They struggle to balance revenue and utilization targets with surgeon and staff preferences against a backdrop of often unpredictable supply and demand. The way in which blocks of OR time are allocated,…

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By: Miles Farnsworth
April 7, 2021
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Using Intelligent Automation to Improve Perioperative Operations

Perioperative leaders share one primary goal: utilize operating rooms to the fullest potential. Achieving this requires a delicate balance of complex variables such as OR block allocation, surgeon schedules and preferences, hospital policies, and staff schedules, but perioperative leaders typically lack consistent, reliable, and up-to-date information to identify opportunities to…

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By: Hospital IQ
February 16, 2021
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Dynamic Block Management Digital Transformation Takes Perioperative Performance To The Next Level

The operating suite is a key revenue driver for hospitals, making prime-time OR minutes a critical resource that needs to be carefully managed. But effectively scheduling and managing this complex department is a tremendous challenge. Perioperative leaders are continuously striving to improve utilization, grow surgical volume, keep surgeons satisfied, and properly align resources to…

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By: Hospital IQ
February 16, 2021
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