Perioperative leaders focus on structuring block schedules by surgeon or service line to maximize use of operating rooms. But most approaches pigeonhole organizations into a one-size-fits-all approach for managing blocks that doesn't align with surgeons' needs, departmental priorities, or changing circumstances, leading to financial repercussions and dissatisfied surgeons and staff. Experts in Block Scheduling Management In a May webinar hosted [...]
Dynamic Block Management: New Thinking for Resilience, Recovery, and Routine Perioperative Management
Perioperative Management in the (Post-) COVID-19 Era OR time, already a limited resource, has become even more difficult to manage due to unrelenting disruptions such as short staffing, OR shutdowns, and patient testing requirements stemming from ongoing COVID-19 variant waves. These disruptions are putting additional strain - and by default, a spotlight - on operational processes that were already suboptimal. [...]
Hospital IQ's Perioperative Management System: Integrate, Standardize, and Streamline Workflows While some surgical schedulers submit case booking requests in the EHR directly, many do not have access to do so - most notably when the surgeon is not employed by the hospital. For those without access to the internal perioperative scheduling system, a patchwork of various manual methods such as [...]
Assessment Analysis for a Well-Constructed OR Flip Room Plan Awarding surgeons a flip room is a common practice and often a driving force in recruiting and retaining in-demand surgeons and service lines. From a surgeon’s perspective, flip rooms greatly improve their efficiency and time management. Conversely, from the hospital’s perspective, they generally lower overall utilization and consume twice the resources [...]
The perioperative suite is a vitally important and extremely complex area for hospital leaders. It generates around 60% of a hospital’s revenue, but also 60% of expenses just in one cost center. This area requires significant attention, strategy, and execution to maintain volume and in turn, contribution margin. With this in mind, it can be easy for hospital executives and [...]
Managing the operating room block schedule is a both an art and a science. One change has a ripple effect across multiple variables, so it requires meticulous consideration, careful planning, and managing relationships with those impacted by change. Perioperative leaders who find it challenging to mine and analyze data to make informed changes that improve OR utilization and support goals are not alone.
EHRs provide a central repository of data. A lot of data. With so much data available, what is the best way to synthesize it into actionable information that supports perioperative operations?
One constant theme on the Hospital IQ product roadmap is automation. We are always striving to build a low-touch, high-impact solution that sustains itself. As we discussed last year, intelligent automation is what will truly set innovative companies like Hospital IQ apart. The newest feature of our Perioperative solution further automates the process of creating, finding, and filling operating room [...]
Block time allocation and management need to be fundamentally reconsidered. It can no longer be considered static; it needs to become dynamic.
EHRs are amazing sources of data, but that data is not always accessible or usable. It can be very difficult and time-consuming to aggregate and analyze, and when perioperative leaders attempt to use that data to drive improvement initiatives, stakeholders may challenge the accuracy and by default stall progress. Hospital IQ’s Perioperative solution solves this problem by collating disparate data [...]