Tag: Productivity

Johnson & Johnson, NVIDIA promote artificial intelligence for the OR

Editor's Note Collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and Nvidia could soon enable surgeons to automate documentation by using artificial intelligence (AI) to scan video of procedures. CNBC reported the news March 18. Surgical video scans are just one possible application of the collaboration, with the report noting that “J&J’s MedTech…

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By: Matt Danford
March 21, 2024
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Ambient clinical documentation lets clinicians focus on patients

Editor's Note Ambient clinical documentation is making big inroads among physicians, according to a report on the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference published by CNBC on March 16. This year’s conference attracted more than 30,000 health and technology professionals to Orlando, Florida March 3-6. Highlights of…

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By: Brita Belli
March 18, 2024
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Optimizing productivity measurement in the ASC

Takeaways Clinical hours per case is a simple, yet effective, productivity metric. Analysis of productivity measures can include benchmarking against external and internal data. A positive work culture will improve staff productivity. Productivity is a foundational concept for leaders of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). “Measuring productivity is essential to be…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
November 15, 2023
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Maximizing productivity measurement: Part 2

Measuring productivity can be a burden for perioperative leaders and their staff, but it also can serve as a means for obtaining needed resources. Part 1 of OR Manager’s two-part series on productivity measurement focused on the value of measuring, challenges, and deciding what should be assessed (see September issue,…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 26, 2023
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Data and surveys

OR Manager’s 2023 Salary/Career Survey included the following question to respondents: “How do you measure productivity in your department?” The answers were eye-opening and spawned a two-part series on “Maximizing productivity measurement”: Part 1 was published in September, and Part 2 (cover story) is included in this issue. The leaders…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 26, 2023
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Business session: Profitability in the OR—Benchmark Your OR's Performance

Editor's Note “Has your CNO [chief nursing officer] ever said you are the CEO of your department?” Jessica Gruendler, DNP, senior director of nursing, Perioperative Services, at Dignity Health, posed to OR Manager Conference attendees at the start of this session in a packed room with standing room only. A…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 20, 2023
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New leader workshop: Key Budgeting Components for Success

Editor's Note “I don't want to start by asking how many of you have been in your role for 1 to 5 years, or 5 to 10, or 10 to 20,” said Pamela Hunt, BS, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, consultant and associate faculty at Indiana University, during the “Key Budgeting…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 18, 2023
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Maximizing productivity measurement: Part 1

Takeaways • Many tools for measuring productivity do not reflect the complexity of the perioperative setting. • Multidisciplinary teams can help establish productivity metrics and tools. • Productivity measures vary across the perioperative continuum. For most perioperative leaders, discussions about productivity do not top the list of enjoyable parts of…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
August 21, 2023
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Transformation as a service: What hospitals can expect from LeanTaaS

The surgical department often deals with challenges like underused block time, inefficient scheduling, limited data, and unpredictable demand. They also struggle to match staff skills to service needs. LeanTaaS and its software help to tackle these issues by using lean principles, predictive analytics, and machine learning. The LeanTaaS solutions are…

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By: OR Manager
August 21, 2023
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2023 Career/Salary Survey closes soon

Editor's Note Just 10 minutes of your time could turn into 3 days of education and networking at OR Manager Conference in Nashville! Participate in the 2023 survey to help us (and you) better understand the current state of the perioperative industry and overall job satisfaction. In such a dynamic…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 12, 2023
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