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 typically arise when demand and supply are mismatched.
iQueue for Operating Rooms addresses this problem by identifying collectable time, analyzing historical data, and proactively reminding physicians to relinquish unbooked OR time. Additionally, iQueue for Operating Room’s “OpenTable” concept increases flexibility in surgery scheduling and matches anesthesia coverage with surgeons’ demand for OR time.