A LEAN Approach to Minimizing Waste in the OR - a FREE webinar sponsored by Mölnlycke Health Care
Although ORs generate the highest revenue for hospitals, they are often the most expensive units, with supply costs estimated at nearly 60% of total expense budget. Surgical gloves were the third most frequently wasted surgical supply behind gauze and sponge patties, according to a recent study of neurosurgical cases. Hospitals are recognizing that line-item cuts are not sufficient to meet the demands of today’s fee-for-performance environment, where quality of care is the main focus. In this webinar, we will discuss proven approaches to minimizing waste and reducing costs by using the LEAN principles developed by Taiichi Ohno for the Toyota Production System.