Hospital and perioperative leaders often find it frustrating to have difficult conversations with surgeons about block allocation and utilization, particularly when the data is not defensible and when surgeons can take their cases to other organizations. It is also challenging for leaders to decide how much time and flexibility they can afford to give new surgeons to grow their practice without tying up potentially underutilized time.
How can an organization establish a more effective, less stressful program for managing and optimizing the operating room schedule – particularly given today’s challenging environment of constrained nursing and anesthesia resources?
Join The University of Kansas Health System’s (TUKHS) Senior Director of Business Operations, Perioperative and Procedural Services to learn about one health system’s experience successfully creating an effective block management system. Learn how by leveraging the data made available by LeanTaaS’ AI-powered iQueue for Operating Rooms, TUKHS was able to transform their approach to block management, proceeding without a block committee and delivering decision making power to service chairs. TUKHS achieved notable utilization results in less than a year’s time.