Tag: Preference cards

Session: OR optimization driven by more than just data

Editor's Note For Northwell Health University System, a large hospital system in New York state, saving millions in OR expenses in just a few years’ time was possible not just through meticulous analytics, but also cultural transformation. This was among the chief conclusions of a session led by Adam Becker,…

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By: Matt Danford
February 6, 2024

How benchmarking data informs leading practices: Part 1

Data and surveys

Takeaways Leading practice is innovative, people-centered, and evidence-informed and can encompass best practices and benchmarking data. This article includes survey data on flip rooms, scheduling, preference cards, first case on-time start, and sterile processing department. The total number of respondents for Part 1 of the survey was 142, the majority…

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By: Nancy Lombard, MS, RN, CNOR
March 17, 2023

Session: Getting your preference cards right

Editor's Note In order for perioperative services to operate smoothly, it is crucial to manage surgical preference cards efficiently, Megan Eubanks, MBA, Senior Director of Business Operations, Perioperative and Procedural Services, The University of Kansas Hospital, discussed in a session, “Getting Your Surgical Preference Cards Right.” She shared with the…

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By: Bridget Brown
February 9, 2023

A team approach to reducing instrumentation, costs during the age of COVID-19

ORs rebounding from the financial impact of COVID-19 are looking for ways to reduce expenses. With rising costs coming from all angles of the economy, some have adopted systemwide processes to reduce, streamline, and improve surgical instrumentation sets. Two major health systems, the Cleveland Clinic and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital…

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By: Jennifer Lubell
July 26, 2022

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