Category Archives: Surgery

How to Improve Operating Room Efficiency and Profitability

How to improve operating room efficiency and profitability

August 12, 2015  |  Michelle Mader and Jennifer Nussbaum

Just as in a lifesaving surgical procedure, every minute counts when optimizing the operating room (OR.) Saving even one minute per procedure adds up over the course of a year to a substantial time and cost savings for a healthcare organization. Optimize block schedules A computer simulation model quantifies the effects of various block schedule… | Read More

Hybrid Operating Rooms: Infrastructure Impacts

August 15, 2014  |  Allen Smith

One reason hybrid operating room renovations are so challenging is the number of consultants and vendors involved. This week we discuss seven techniques we have found to be effective in bringing a project to market quickly with minimal headaches. DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF A NEW HYBRID OR ON HOSPITAL-WIDE INFRASTRUCTURE DURING THE SCHEMATIC DESIGN PHASE… | Read More

Hybrid Operating Rooms: Using BIM to Facilitate Interdisciplinary Coordination

August 14, 2014  |  Brian Adams

One reason hybrid operating room renovations are so challenging is the number of consultants and vendors involved. This week we discuss seven techniques we have found to be effective in bringing a project to market quickly with minimal headaches. Using Revit to develop documents greatly reduces the potential for information leakage during hand-offs between consultants… | Read More

Hybrid Operating Rooms: Full-Scale Mockups and Equipment Decision-Making

August 13, 2014  |  Brian Adams

One reason hybrid operating room renovations are so challenging is the number of consultants and vendors involved. This week we discuss seven techniques we have found to be effective in bringing a project to market quickly with minimal headaches. Develop a full scale mockup room During the design development phase of the project, we bring… | Read More

Hybrid Operating Rooms: Dual-Track User Meetings

August 12, 2014  |  Brian Adams

One reason hybrid operating room renovations are so challenging is the number of consultants and vendors involved. This week we discuss seven techniques we have found to be effective in bringing a project to market quickly with minimal headaches. While some would assert that it’s better to have all parties participate in every meeting, we… | Read More

Hybrid Operating Rooms: Choose Your Leader Wisely

August 11, 2014  |  Brian Adams

One reason hybrid operating room renovations are so challenging is the number of consultants and vendors involved. This week we discuss seven techniques we have found to be effective in bringing a project to market quickly with minimal headaches. Choose design team leaders who take a hands-on role in equipment coordination Simply inserting equipment vendor… | Read More

Increasing Surgical Capacity without Construction

July 2, 2014  |  David White

During a recent engagement, we worked with a surgical department that was utilizing 24 operating rooms that were operating at close to full capacity (80% – 85%) during the peak periods of the day. And both the Pre Procedure and Same Day PACU were experiencing over 90% utilization during the busiest times. Volumes were projected… | Read More