The following “success story” describes the PEER initiative at Geisinger Medical Center, which has involved staff in making decisions to improve processes and communication.
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:
In this webinar, we’ll discuss the importance of keeping surgeons satisfied from the hospital perspective, tips for how to do that, and innovative approaches that make scheduling easier for surgeons, schedulers, and patients.
Chief Operating Officer
|Aileen Killen, PhD, RN
Director of Perioperative Excellence
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As a hospital leader, it is indeed frustrating for you and/or your perioperative leadership to have difficult conversations with surgeons about block allocation and utilization, particularly when the data isn’t defensible and when surgeons can take their cases elsewhere. It is also challenging to decide how much time and flexibility you can afford to give new surgeons to grow their practice without tying up potentially underutilized time.
How can your organization establish a more effective, less stressful program for managing and optimizing your operating room schedule- particularly given today’s challenging environment of constrained nursing and anesthesia resources?
Join The University of Kansas Health System’s (TUKHS) Senior Director of Business Operations, Perioperative and Procedural Services to learn about creating an Effective Block Management System and learn how TUKHS was able to, in less than a year’s time, achieve a 20% increase in block utilization, 5% increase in prime time utilization and facilitate 98% more manual releases/transfers of time before the auto-release deadlines.
|Megan Eubanks, MBA
Senior Director of Business Operations, Perioperative and Procedural Services
The University of Kansas Health System
|Ashley Walsh, MHA
Vice President Client Services, iQueue for Operating Rooms and Inpatient Beds
Critical Components of Optimized OR Performance: Credible Data and an Effective Surgery Block Management System
Wednesday, December 14 2022 | 2:00 PM ET
1 CE Credit
Operating Room risk factors require education about and protection from sharp injuries as well as physical, chemical and biological insults. Evidence, professional recommendations and statistics outline these risks and offer solutions. Content will outline protocols and implementation suggestions.
|Deborah L. Spratt, RN, BSN, MPA, CNOR, NEA-BC CRCST CHL||Lorrie Calabrese, RN, BSN, CNOR
Senior Clinical Specialist
Culture of Safety: Sharps Safety
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM ET
1 CE Credit
As an OR leader, you’re facing overwhelming challenges due to staffing shortages, pent-up demand for OR time, and financial pressures. What new strategies can you use to rapidly optimize existing resources while simultaneously preventing burnout?
During this webinar, discover how Allina Health uses AI-powered automation software to simplify the OR scheduling process, re-energize staff and rapidly boost OR & block utilization. By automating manual OR processes, the health system rapidly increased OR access for surgeons, improved utilization, and grew strategic case volumes — delivering millions to the bottom line.
|Whitney A. Johnson, RN, MHA,
Director of Surgical Services & The Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a part of Allina Health
How to Rapidly Boost Your OR Utilization and Re-energize Staff: Allina Health’s Strategic Partnership Using AI & Automation
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 1:00 pm CST
1 CE Credit
Disruption to the OR schedule is far too common. Attempts to fix issues come at a high cost (overnighting supplies, staff overtime). These disruptions frustrate staff, impact patient care, and cut into profit margins.
When you are able to streamline operational planning for cases through automation, you can minimize day-of impacts, maximize efficiency and reduce scheduling conflicts. Provide OR leadership with ample time to proactively resolve problems related to staffing, equipment, supplies, case length and patient readiness (including some issues you may have not otherwise been aware of).
In this session, learn how perioperative readiness helps run your surgical day as planned, giving you enough time to proactively and economically address barriers and optimize OR operational efficiency.
|Shawn Sefton, MBA, BSN, RN
CNO & VP, Clinical Solutions
Perioperative Readiness to Optimize the Surgical Schedule
Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 1:00PM ET
1 CE Credit