Radically improving block utilization in operating rooms
Most large, complex health systems rely on block schedules for managing the complexity of operating room utilization. The concept has a visceral appeal to it — give the surgeon or the service line a full-day or a half-day block, and leave the scheduling of procedures within the block to the block owner since they are presumably the best positioned to use each block most efficiently.
Yet, leadership teams of most health systems would likely agree that the three challenges they face are:
Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review.