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Effective Surgery Block Management: Utilizing Data-Driven Insights


Diana Gillogly (1)
Diana Gillogly, MS
Senior Solutions Executive, iQueue for Operating Rooms LeanTaaS
Austin Trout
Senior Product Implementation Manager, iQueue for Operating Rooms LeanTaaS


One of the most significant challenges perioperative leaders face is efficient use of operating room time. Block management is a largely manual and time-consuming process based on retrospective data and fails to identify opportunities to improve OR utilization.  Despite best efforts, assigning block time to physicians or service lines rarely translates into predictable scheduling patterns. 

Physician request for OR time has been a constant challenge to work on for those hospitals with limited open block time. This highly-leveraged decision impacts physician satisfaction, patient experience, and top-line growth for hospitals and healthcare systems.  

In this session, see the benefits of proactive block management, including improved OR utilization, measurable financial outcomes, productive conversations with surgeons, and improved physician satisfaction and patient experience. Join LeanTaaS’ Senior Solutions Executive and Senior Product Implementation Manager (iQueue for Operating Rooms) to learn how proactive management of block time utilizing data-driven insights yields optimal block allocation, improvements in OR utilization, and measurable financial outcomes. Discover how predictive and prescriptive analytics help hospital leaders and block committee members answer the questions of which physician needs how much time and when, and facilitates more productive, less contentious conversations with surgeons.

Viewers of this webinar will be able to: 

  • Describe the barriers associated with relying on EHR generated OR performance reports when making strategic operational decisions
  • Explain the benefits of gaining access to credible and timely data in order to grow surgical market share in a competitive landscape
  • Learn how their organization can deploy AI technology to streamline processes and build a data-driven culture across the system


11%+Increase in block utilization
57%Decrease in abandoned blocks (blocks that go unused with little time left to repurpose)
16%+Increase in prime time utilization
Having a tool that can highlight which days surgeons are able to carve out to come to the OR and offering that time through block application makes much more sense than shooting in the dark on which day which time would work for a surgeon to have block time
Diana Gillogly, MS
Senior Solutions Executive, iQueue for Operating Rooms LeanTaaS

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