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Driving surgeon engagement through AI technology

Physicians who are highly engaged in the financial and operational performance of their healthcare organization, as well as their own clinical spheres, have proven to be critical stakeholders in transformation initiatives. Engaged physicians, inclined to collaborate proactively with colleagues across disciplines and skillsets, support stronger team performance and constant improvement in care delivery and efficiency […]

“We saved 36,000 minutes of under-scheduled OR time”: How UCHealth improved surgical case length accuracy with iQueue for Operating Rooms

In their efforts to unlock valuable operating room capacity that would improve patient access to care and staff satisfaction, perioperative leaders from UCHealth developed and deployed the technology that became iQueue for Operating Room’s Case Length Finder tool. Use of the tool improved and promoted better case length accuracy in surgical scheduling, which contributes to […]

OR “flip rooms” are nothing to flip out about

Awarding surgeons a flip room, or a two-room, two-team setting where the surgeon can alternate rooms to perform cases – two rooms, two teams, and one surgeon, where only the surgeon moves room to room – is a common practice and often a driving force in recruiting and retaining in-demand surgeons and service lines. But […]

Baptist Medical Center South Increased OR Block Utilization by 11%

Baptist Health is a nonprofit, mission-driven healthcare system in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area. The system comprises five Magnet-designated hospitals that include 74 operating rooms (ORs) and 14 endoscopy suites. Baptist Health Medical Center South, opened in 2005, includes 11 ORs and is consistently recognized both regionally and nationally for providing high-quality patient care. When […]

Transform Spotlight: Unlocking system-wide surgical scheduling by making block time visible

The University of Kansas Health System (TUKHS) is extensive and growing, with 52 operating rooms that run at nearly-full capacity but only 51% block utilization. Megan Eubanks (Senior Director of Business Operations of Perioperative and Procedural Services, TUKHS) knew the health system had to deploy better surgical scheduling and block management to expand its capacity. […]

3 ways AI supports OR access and experience – for surgeons, staff, and patients

One of the most expensive assets in the hospital, the operating room (OR), is also one of the most challenging to utilize efficiently. Managing use of the OR is complex and time consuming. Leadership works to drive optimal financial results by ensuring that valuable time, rooms, and specialized equipment are leveraged to their utmost capacity. […]

Transform Spotlight: What’s blocking your OR block utilization? 

At Transform 2022, healthcare leaders and technology experts gathered to discuss using AI to drive better capacity use and higher ROI amid financial and operational pressures. In this session, LeanTaaS’ Austin Trout and Diana Gillogly engaged with an audience of perioperative leaders on developing better surgical block management to open operating room (OR) access.   View […]

Matching anesthesia supply with surgical demand: 3 key challenges & 3 reasons analytics is the solution

Nationwide, the supply of certified practicing anesthesia providers is declining due to an aging and retiring workforce, impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and challenges associated with practice economics, while surgical demand continues to rise. Hospitals need anesthesia coverage for both surgical services and other procedural units besides surgical ones, and practicing anesthesiologists often have responsibilities […]

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital Realized $5.5 Million in Newly Captured OR Time

OhioHealth is a family of not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare facilities in Central Ohio. Serving patients since 1892, Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is a 1,059-bed teaching institution and the largest hospital in the OhioHealth system. The flagship hospital shares the OhioHealth mission “to improve the health of those we serve”. It is recognized locally, […]

Oregon Health & Science University Reduced Abandoned OR Blocks by 51%

Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) – the only academic health center in Oregon – focuses on improving the health of all Oregonians and is dedicated to advancing the health sciences. Oregon Health & Science University’s 16,000 employees concentrate on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares healthcare professionals to succeed […]