How to increase OR efficiency while prioritizing safety

Eliminating avoidable OR costs without compromising patient safety is an important priority for many administrators.

In a survey released by the American College of Healthcare Executives in January, hospital CEOs ranked healthcare quality and patient safety as their third highest concern, just behind governmental mandates and fiscal challenges. Safety and quality scored above personnel shortages and six other categories.

Patient safety is rightfully a top priority for hospital and healthcare leaders, as placing an emphasis on safety is not only beneficial to the bottom line in the era of value-based care, but is also a part of a healthcare organization's duty to the community. When aiming to improve OR efficiencies, leaders need not worry about neglecting patient safety — the two efforts can be simultaneously achieved.  

During a July 13 webinar, Adam Blomberg, MD, chief of anesthesia at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., will share how to boost speed and efficiency in the OR without compromising patient safety.

Dr. Blomberg, who also serves as vice chief of anesthesiology at Memorial Healthcare System and national education director for Envision Physician Services, will discuss the financial impact of OR efficiency, the role of metrics in surgical services and how to keep patient safety a top priority.

To learn more and register for the webinar, click here

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