One example of a solution designed to address specific
areas of that continuum of care is advanced preoperative
software automation that is fully integrated into the OR system.
It is designed to turn a hospital’s preop clinic into a more efficient and effective environment by bringing together a wealth
of critical patient data. This data includes a patient’s preop
history, labs, and consults, as well as history and examinations
(H&Ps). All of that data is readily available to clinicians on
“There are several positive repercussions of continually
evaluating how well a facility manages an OR,” says Donohue
and Bailey. “If you are able to spot problems as they occur
through the use of a real-time business intelligence dashboard,
you can key in on metrics such as case delays, first-case starts,
incomplete documentation, and resource utilization, which
result in improved efficiency, compliance, and revenue.”
All of this, they say, leads to less overtime and better staff
However, the quest for improved efficiency and additional
cost savings is not possible if hospital decision-makers are unwilling or unable to work closely and effectively with surgeons
and staff. No project, great or small, is possible without their
thoughts, opinions, questions, and concerns.
“Generally speaking, decision-makers are supportive of line
managers when they bring ideas that improve patient outcomes because they recognize that they generate cost savings,”
says Rick Taylor, President, Checklist Boards Corporation. “It
is my experience that those medical centers that are providing
the best care and getting the best results in the various rankings
are those where the financial decision-makers and senior medical staff are supporting innovative staff members.
“Conversely, the hospitals that do not support the medical staff and are unwilling to invest in technologies that offer
improvements in patient outcomes are the ones that continue
to struggle with sentinel events,” says Taylor.
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