One of the biggest challenges perioperative leaders face is efficient use of operating room time. Block management is a largely manual and time-consuming process based on retrospective data and fails to identify opportunities to improve OR utilization. Despite best efforts, assigning block time to physicians or service lines rarely translates into predictable scheduling patterns.
Physician request for OR time has been a constant challenge to work on for those hospitals with limited open block time. This highly-leveraged decision impacts physician satisfaction, patient experience, and top-line growth for hospitals and healthcare systems.
Join LeanTaaS’ Senior Solutions Executive and Senior Product Implementation Manager (iQueue for Operating Rooms) to learn how proactive management of block time utilizing data-driven insights yields optimal block allocation, improvements in OR utilization and measurable financial outcomes. Discover how predictive and prescriptive analytics help hospital leaders and block committee members answer the questions of which physician needs how much time and when and facilitates more productive and less contentious conversations with surgeons. Results include 11%+ increase in block utilization, 57% decrease in abandoned blocks (blocks that go unused with little time left to repurpose) and a 16%+ increase in prime time utilization.
- Define the characteristics of an effective block management system.
- Identify ways to achieve optimal block allocation by utilizing data-driven insights.
- Explain why, even after a significant EHR investment, hospitals still need to invest in data management systems, particularly for the operating room.