This product includes all General Interest sessions presented at the 2022 OR Manager Conference, and offers 6 contact hours upon completion of a post-test.
- Optimizing Block, Staff and Room Utilization with Predictive Analytics, sponsored by LeanTaaS
- Lights, Camera, Action – For Performance Improvement, sponsored by Caresyntax
- Surviving a Conversion, sponsored by Mölnlycke
- Sterile Processing Live! Hands-On Competition to 100% Complete, Sterile, and On-Time Surgical Instruments, sponsored by STERIS Instrument Processing Solutions
- Improving OR and CSP Efficiencies, Staff Satisfaction and the Financial Bottom Line, sponsored by Turbett Surgical
- Using AI and Automation to Improve OR Utilization and Reduce Manual Work, sponsored by Qventus
Further details can be found below:
Optimizing Block, Staff and Room Utilization with Predictive Analytics, sponsored by LeanTaaS
Healthcare has some tough challenges. Optimizing the capacity of expensive assets such as operating rooms is one of the big ones.
OR utilization is often constrained by:
- Inefficient processes (e.g. block allocation, creating and finding open time)
- Deep rooted cultures and a “scarcity mindset”
- An emphasis on metrics that don’t make a significant impact (on time starts, turnover times, block utilization), and
- Lack of access to predictive and prescriptive analytics (no, your EHR doesn’t have this)
These issues continue to persist, despite best efforts around performance improvement. So how can OR leaders move past these constraints and safely maximize utilization?
Please join this thought-provoking session on how timely access to reliable predictive and prescriptive analytics are unlocking OR capacity and optimizing utilization by better matching supply of constrained staffing, anesthesia, equipment, etc. resources with demand of surgeons and patients.
Lights, Camera, Action – For Performance Improvement, sponsored by Caresyntax
Ever walk into your OR and everything is suddenly perfect? How do you monitor fidelity with safety processes? Please join this session to learn how new AI enabled technology combined with analytics can help you uncover root causes that create dysfunction and inefficiencies in your Operating Rooms. Let’s open up that black box (without the Hawthorne effect) to improve surgeon and staff satisfaction as well as clinical outcomes such as SSI.
Surviving a Conversion, sponsored by Mölnlycke
OR Managers tasked with orchestrating a major product conversion often face difficult challenges. In this presentation, LuAnn Landis, BSN, RN, CNOR, Nurse Manager for Quality, Safety, and Patient Experience at BayCare Health Systems, will identify the logistics and resources necessary for a successful product change, and give insight into methods to maintain staff compliance after conversion.
Sterile Processing Live! Hands-On Competition to 100% Complete, Sterile, and On-Time Surgical Instruments, sponsored by STERIS Instrument Processing Solutions
Need to improve your sterile processing department’s performance? Even if you don’t, this session is for you! Join our sterile processing simulation for a day in the life of an SPD technician! As an audience member, you’ll work as a team attempting to process the day’s instrument trays before the clock runs out! Experience the challenges and fun of being an active participant as we provide you with the blueprint for improving your sterile processing department’s performance. This is unlike any breakout session you’ve ever been to!
Improving OR and CSP Efficiencies, Staff Satisfaction and the Financial Bottom Line, sponsored by Turbett Surgical
Instrument pods can save time in room turnover resulting in enough cumulative time to add on a new surgery per day. Instrument pods increase Central Sterile Processing efficiencies, OR efficiencies and OR productivity. Learn how the instrument pod can eliminate delays, improve productivity and ensure on time starts. Learn how the efficiencies can lead to improved employee satisfaction in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Using AI and Automation to Improve OR Utilization and Reduce Manual Work, sponsored by Qventus
OR leaders need to maximize every minute of available OR time, but manual scheduling processes make this nearly impossible to achieve. As a result, schedulers struggle to accommodate competing demands in order to optimize for the right case, at the right time, in the right room.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. The automation technologies that simplify our everyday lives, such as online booking tools and AI-based personalization, are now available to automate OR scheduling.
In this session, learn how a leading health system is using AI and automation to unlock OR time weeks in advance, grow high-value case volumes, and improve OR utilization. Also discover how you can reduce workload on schedulers, increase satisfaction for surgeons, and improve the experience for OR teams by automating OR scheduling and outreach.