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Enhance Process Improvement with Workflow Technology
Moving to a paperless patient tracking system has reduced cancellations and increased patient throughput at LifeBridge Health, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD. More importantly, it has eliminated inaccurate data transfer and duplication of efforts, thereby increasing efficiency and enhancing the patient experience. The customized system, OPTIMI$ERTM, is HIPAA compliant and can interface with any electronic health record or HL7 IT system. The presenters will discuss their transition to a whole new workflow that is based on best practices observed in hospitals across the US.
- Discuss reduction of same-day case cancellations and delays.
- Identify ways to increase patient throughput.
- Discuss improving Magnet Certification and JCAHO readiness.
- Discuss how to build on existing Lean process improvement strategies.
Jerry Henderson, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC
Jerry Henderson, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC, has been in perioperative services for more than 35 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Currently she is executive director of perioperative services for HCA at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, VA. Previously she was assistant vice president of perioperative services at LifeBridge Health, responsible for 31 ORs, including a cardiac surgery suite, advanced orthopedic surgery suite, an endoscopy suite, and ambulatory surgery suite as well as postanesthesia care units for each area, the preoperative testing unit, surgical scheduling department, and the central processing department. In 2006, she was selected by President George Bush to represent the ambulatory surgery industry by participating in his Health Care Transparency Panel in Washington, DC. She serves on the editorial advisory board of OR Manager and the advisory board of the University of Maryland University College MBA program.
Sakinah Abdullah, MSN, RN
Sakinah Abdullah, MSN, RN, began her nursing career in 1986 at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, NJ, where she served in numerous positions, including charge nurse and nurse manager, before joining Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 1995. She was clinical leader and nurse manager of the emergency department until 2001, when she transitioned to the postanesthesia care unit in the staff nurse and clinical leader roles. In 2004 she was appointed nurse manager of the perianesthesia units, where she manages a 39-bed PACU, 20-room preoperative unit, 18-room pre-anesthesia screening services, and approximately 75 employees. She leads several committees focused on quality, employee engagement, innovation, and process improvements, and she is a member of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses and the American Nurses Association.
Cheryl Haglauer, RN
Cheryl Haglauer, RN, is clinical leader of LifeBridge Health’s Sinai Hospital pre-anesthesia screening services (PASS) department. She oversees the day to day operation of the PASS unit and participates in short-term goals and long-range planning for PASS in conjunction with the other leaders within perioperative services. She has also played an integral role in Sinai’s achievement of Magnet certification. Her background includes the emergency department, postanesthesia care unit, and the preoperative unit. As an original staff member of PASS, started 25 years ago, she has been a cornerstone of the PASS department’s evolution and growth.
Mark Stega, MD
Mark Stega, MD, has been a thought leader in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years. As founder and CEO of Quantitative Medicine, Inc. (QMI), one of the first electronic medical record companies, he successfully grew QMI to 1,400 clients worldwide. QMI was subsequently sold to GE Medical Systems, where he served as chief technical officer for GE subsidiary Marquette Medical Systems, participated in Green Belt Lean/Six Sigma training, and chaired an HL-7 subcommittee. Prior to cofounding Optimium Health, he provided consultative services to healthcare provider organizations and companies developing healthcare technologies. He has a BS in computer sciences from the University of Maryland and completed his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Maryland. He is also a graduate of the Dartmouth Amos Tuck School of Business Corporate Executive Leadership Program.
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