1. Free Webinar: A LEAN Approach to Minimizing Waste in the OR

    Free Webinar: A LEAN Approach to Minimizing Waste in the OR

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    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.

     

     

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  2. Your wORld Free Special Report

    Your wORld Free Special Report

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    All perioperative services personnel—leaders and staff nurses alike—face similar challenges each day in trying to provide the best possible patient care. The articles in this special publication, all previously published in OR Manager, focus on process and management changes that have helped facilities survive and thrive. Even if you are not in a leadership role, you are a vital part of the team, and how you approach your job and your colleagues has an impact on both the day-to-day environment and patient outcomes. If you’re new to management or considering ways to advance in your career, these articles will familiarize you with concepts such as Lean processes, compensation models, and approaches to fatigue and depression—conditions that are pervasive among some perioperative staff.

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  3. Converting to a New Surgery Information System: Preparing for the Daunting Task - On Demand

    Converting to a New Surgery Information System: Preparing for the Daunting Task - On Demand

    $79.00

    Date: Thursday, April 9
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
    CEs: 1 Contact Hour
     *Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time

    Converting to a New Surgery Information System: Preparing for the Daunting Task

    An increasing number of hospital mergers and a growing trend toward corporate-centric business services have prompted a flurry of IT system conversions where hospitals and/or departments migrate from one IT system or vendor to another. Unfortunately, most conversions are often seen as “just another IT project.”

    Successful perioperative system conversions require more than the usual IT team approach. The complexity of perioperative services, as well as movement toward electronic quality reporting, necessitates surgical leadership, staff insight, and perioperative expertise throughout all phases of the conversion: planning, build, testing, and go-live support.  Without OR involvement, a system conversion can result in lost revenue, scheduling process interruptions, partial or complete historical data loss, excessive downtime, workflow inefficiencies, increased surgeon and staff frustration, and decreased data fidelity. This webinar will provide insights for preventing common pitfalls and preparing, assessing, and creating realistic resource and timeline needs.

     



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  4. Reducing Costs: Cost per Case Data Improved with Procedure Cohorts - On Demand

    Reducing Costs: Cost per Case Data Improved with Procedure Cohorts - On Demand

    $129.00

    Reducing Costs: Cost per Case Data Improved with Procedure Cohorts

    If you’ve ever tried to talk to a physician about cost per case, you may have heard a response like this:  “My patients are sicker. My patients are more complicated. The data is wrong.” How do you respond to that? Intermountain Healthcare’s ProComp project has 3 years of experience tackling this tough conversation. A patent-pending process for building procedure cohorts provides physician-vetted procedure groups. Physicians now join meetings knowing the data is reliable, meaningful, and unblended. Join this webinar to learn strategies for increasing physician engagement with data review. Please invite your data analyst to join this webinar with you!

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  5. Free Webinar: Managing Your Operating Room Inventory: Bringing It All Together - On Demand

    Free Webinar: Managing Your Operating Room Inventory: Bringing It All Together - On Demand

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    CEs: 1 Contact Hour

    Managing Your Operating Room inventory: Bringing It All Together - A FREE webinar sponsored by Cardinal Health

    As leaders of one of the core areas within the hospital, perioperative services directors and managers are faced with continued challenges to drive standardization and workflow efficiency while having total visibility and control of products. Furthermore, they face significant pressure to reduce costs, increase revenue, and provide the best in patient care. 

    Imagine a unified platform that integrates OR inventory management with clinical record keeping that can manage a single area or across your entire IDN. The result is true visibility and control to easily manage your low-cost to high-value supplies to enable what you do best – provide patient care.

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  6. FREE WEBINAR: Complexities of Surgical Instrument and Endoscope Reprocessing - On Demand

    FREE WEBINAR: Complexities of Surgical Instrument and Endoscope Reprocessing - On Demand

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    CEs: 1 Contact Hour
     *Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time

    Complexities of Surgical Instrument and Endoscope Reprocessing - A FREE webinar sponsored by Boston Scientific

    This presentation will give an overview of complex medical devices that pose a challenge to the sterile processing department, such as the recently spotlighted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscopes. The presentation will discuss the importance of training staff, using proper reprocessing equipment, and following the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Current recommendations for reprocessing specific surgical instrumentation and recent guidance from the FDA, as well as recommendations from industry leaders, will be discussed.

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  7. Free Webinar: Expiring Status Quo: Initiating an OR Resource Optimization Project - On Demand

    Free Webinar: Expiring Status Quo: Initiating an OR Resource Optimization Project - On Demand

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    CEs: 1 Contact Hour
     *Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time

    Expiring Status Quo: Initiating an OR Resource Optimization Project A FREE webinar sponsored by TECSYS

    The OR supply chain is a multimillion-dollar management issue in most organizations.  It is a complex matter: Physician preference items, supply shortages and substitutions, procedure and approach variations, reliance on other departments, and sterile processing turnaround all produce the daily stress of wondering if you will have to scramble to make sure all the equipment and supplies are in the room when the surgeon and patient arrive. What if there was a better way? Mercy, based in St. Louis, MO, embarked on the journey to transform perioperative operations 2 years ago. This is a multiyear project, but significant progress has already been made. Join this webinar to learn about the early-stage work done at Mercy that has laid the foundation for ongoing success and increased savings.

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  8. Special Report: Sterilization & Disinfection [Download]

    Special Report: Sterilization & Disinfection [Download]

    $79.00

    The steady increase in penalties imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for readmissions has made it imperative to try to reduce the likelihood that patients will return to the hospital. And numerous reports this past year of faulty endoscope reprocessing at facilities nationwide have put sterilization practices under the microscope along with surgical protocols. OR Manager has closely monitored these trends. In this Special Report: Sterilization & Disinfection, we offer a compilation of best practices articles to help readers improve their perioperative services environments, sterile processing techniques, and patient safety records.

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  9. Innovations in Practice: Enhanced Recovery Programs in Surgery Specialties

    Innovations in Practice: Enhanced Recovery Programs in Surgery Specialties

    $129.00

    CEs: 1 Contact Hour
     *Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time

    Innovations in Practice: Enhanced Recovery Programs in Surgery Specialties

    Enhanced recovery programs are aimed at improving the patient’s surgical experience by reducing postoperative complications and decreasing length of stay—outcomes that also benefit healthcare facilities by reducing costs. The innovative multimodal evidence-based approach begins in the preoperative phase of care and extends throughout the recovery phase. Care management includes patient participation and education, reduction in perioperative use of nasogastric tubes and drains, use of multimodal non-opioid analgesics, goal-directed fluid management, early mobilization, and early oral nutrition. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of benefits for these patient-centric care pathways. 

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  10. Going Rep-less: Key Challenges and Opportunities - On Demand

    Going Rep-less: Key Challenges and Opportunities - On Demand

    $179.00

    Date: March 2015
    Time: 1 hour
    CEs: 1 Contact Hour

    Going Rep-less: Key Challenges and Opportunitie

    Orthopedic sales reps are under scrutiny as their presence in the operating room has been linked to higher implant costs, reduced operational efficiency, and increased risk to the hospital. The need to increase efficiency and reduce costs in the surgical episode will only increase with recent changes in healthcare payment reform and an expanding patient population.

    Select hospitals have already begun to find ways to reduce the impact of vendors in the surgical suite. However, “going rep-less” is not enough; simultaneous clinical and operational measures must be taken to fill the gap left by the rep. This webinar will show you how to identify the clinical and operational initiatives necessary to support a rep-free OR.

     

     



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