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A Virtual Summit to Unlock the OR in 2021 and Beyond

Kathy Bennett

Currently a content writer for PAN Communications specializing in healthcare, Kathy Bennett worked as a communications professional for MaineHealth in northern New England.

Has there been a more challenging year for managing OR schedules? The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on OR operations, as many facilities eschewed elective surgeries for months. As facilities move forward, continuing to clear surgery backlogs and maximize operating rooms is key.

The upcoming Better Healthcare Through Math Virtual Conference, co-sponsored by LeanTaaS and Becker’s, is well-timed for OR managers and perioperative leadership to catch up on best practices around the use of AI and predictive analytics to continue building OR volumes, optimizing schedules and improving ROI overall. On June 29-30, this free online summit will bring together leaders, health system executives, and other industry SMEs to discuss optimizing OR capacity management now and in the future. 

A special OR-focused track allows for a deep dive into solutions that solve these unique challenges, including these OR-specific sessions. 

  • OR Capacity Management: Deliver better experiences, higher utilization, & greater surgeon engagement

Perioperative system leaders from Novant Health and Rush University Medical Center are delivering better patient and surgeon experiences, increasing surgeon engagement, optimizing operating room capacity. By focusing on people, processes, technology and partnership, Novant Health and Rush tackled some long-standing challenges and have some difficult conversations – and achieved remarkable results, particularly given the impact of the COVID pandemic during these timeframes.

Presented on June 29 from by Janet Stifter, PhD, RN, CPHQ, NE-BC, Vice President, Hospital Operations – Perioperative and Interventional Services and Professional Nursing Practice Rush University Medical Center and Leslie Barrett, MBA, MHA, CRNA, President and Chief Operating Officer, Novant Health Medical Park Hospital System Vice President, Novant Health Surgical and Anesthesia Services

  • Predictive & Prescriptive OR Capacity Management: What’s new with iQueue for OR 

Explore how the technology is transforming the way hospitals and health systems are managing operating room capacity. During this session, our Product Team will present findings from a recent product effectiveness study on unlocking operating room capacity and increasing access to prime time. Attendees will also learn about new product features, hear customer experiences with the new features and be among the first to hear what is next on the product roadmap.

Presented on June 30 by Utkarsh Vaidya, Group Product Manager, LeanTaaS, Brad Radle, Product Manager, iQueue for Operating Rooms, LeanTaaS, and Justin Spector, Sr. Product Manager, iQueue for Operating Rooms, LeanTaaS

  • Other Capacity Building Learning Opportunities

OR leaders can also learn from their peers and LeanTaaS leaders in sessions spanning this two-day virtual event, including the Keynote Address by Mohan Giridharadas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LeanTaaS; and a Fireside Chat with Sanjeev Agrawal, President and Chief Operating Officer, LeanTaaS; Chris Spina, Senior Vice President, Mount Sinai; and  Betty Jo Rocchio, Senior Vice President & CNO, Mercy. 

To register for this free event, view speaker bios and other event information, visit below. 

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