Increase OR Utilization
Reduce Staff Overtime
Improve On-time First Starts
Grow Surgical Volume
Align Staffing Structure
You can’t afford to waste time.
Do you experience suboptimal utilization of your operating rooms and blocks? Is making changes to block schedule difficult and risky because no one trusts the numbers and can’t drill down on the details? Do you have a desire to empower service line and practice managers to independently manage their time allocations as well as grow their volumes? Is staffing an arduous and imprecise process where you are trying to balance a number of rules, skills and preferences to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest cost?
Improve block time and prime-time utilization.
Review and optimize block schedules, including surgeon and service line performance, to improve primetime utilization, OR efficiency and grow surgical volumes. Consider various preferences and policies to ensure the best fit for your organization.
Strategically manage service lines for growth.
Empower service line and practice managers to get the most out of their block allocations and surgeons by providing them visibility into their specific line of business retrospective and prospectively. Review upcoming block utilization, reallocate surgeon blocks and predict future performance without impacting other service lines, operating rooms and blocks schedules.
Engage surgeons in driving OR performance.
Review key metrics such as block utilization, cancellation rates and late first case starts with surgical teams. Collaborate with individual surgeons to drive a greater understanding of their performance and impact on the organization. Identify and implement changes to increase case volumes and improve coordination across surgical teams.
Review the impact of changes before implementing.
Simulate current and future block allocations to understand the impact on surgical beds. Easily evaluate the impact of changes in volume, length of stay, and capacity to smooth schedules and add cases with minimal disruption to both the surgical and inpatient areas of the hospital.
Build a staff structure that aligns with surgical demand.
Analyze demand to automatically develop shift schedules by roles and qualifications. Compare scenarios and develop staffing schedules optimized for cost, quality and staff satisfaction. Automatically assign personnel while taking into consideration preferences, policies and rules. Identify gaps in personnel days in advance as the surgical schedule is finalized.
Operational efficiency that delivers the best patient care for the most people.
Analyze the effect of volume and block changes of elective procedures to optimize the balance of schedule, beds and staff.
On-Time First Starts
Actively monitor and manage first case starts with automated staff notifications and correlated feedback analysis.
Allow surgeons to understand their impact on OR performance by analyzing their performance as it relates to their peers.
Service Line Management
Use service line specific tools to provide advanced visibility, planning and forecasting to better manage and grow services.
Create a framework of accountability with electronic block schedule management and automated OR utilization reporting.
Identify opportunities to restructure staffing to reduce labor costs and improve job satisfaction based on expected demand.
|Hospital IQ’s surgical planning capabilities creates a framework for accountability. For instance, I can work with departments to set the expectation that days with, say, less than 50% OR utilization require an explanation. In the past, it would take hours of work to compile this data.
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