Navigation Links
Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances
Date:8/3/2009

eadiness by obtaining all workups, test results and medical clearances ahead of time. Physicians who continued to be chronically late had their blocks canceled. By the 13th week from the project launch date, on-time starts (within a 5-minute grace period) had risen to 75%, and cancellations had dropped by 13%. The Anderson Surgery Center was recovering about $25,000 per month in lost revenue.

A new scheduling policy was instituted that allowed physicians to schedule smaller blocks, increasing the availability of room time. "Flipping" cases between rooms was encouraged, a privilege previously allowed only to in-house physicians. Now surgeons from outside the hospital could improve their productivity and billable hours. Block utilization started to climb.

The increase in efficiency created a domino effect of other issues that needed to be overcome. Case clustering became the first issue to surface. The surgeons were taking advantage of the improved productivity and scheduling more cases of a similar type within their blocks. The second issue was the rise in demand for certain types of instrument trays. That triggered heavy flash loads and a higher risk of infection. In response, the Sterile Processing Team, driven by Perioperative Services Director Kim Perry, began working with physicians to improve case mix while Anderson hospital administration invested more than $50,000 in the purchase of new equipment for gynecology, orthopedic and general surgery, plus in multiple miscellaneous specialty instruments. An instrument Quality Assurance program was put into place. Trays were marked for repair or refurbishment, and for next year, the hospital committed to more scheduled upgrades and the purchase of EndoTowers. Repairs are now done in the Sterile Processing Department. By the end of the project, the flash load metric was hovering around zero.

As a direct result of the flashing assessment, a flow problem was
'/>"/>

SOURCE Compirion
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related medicine news :

1. Compirion Healthcare Consulting Generates a 40:1 Return on Investment at the Medical Center of Central Georgia
2. Compirion and Henrico Doctors Hospital Team Up to Improve Quality of Care
3. Compirion Heathcare Solutions Hires Senior Vice President Business Development/Operations
4. Compirion Helps Baxter Regional Medical Center Achieve Patient Satisfaction Rankings in the Top 5th Percentile Nationally
5. Compirion Healthcare Cuts Emergency Department Throughput by 50% at the Medical Center of Central Georgia
6. Compirion Healthcare Sponsors Webinar Series
7. Compirion Healthcare Sponsors Free Webinar On Achieving Early Hospital Discharges
8. Compirion Healthcare Sponsors Webinar on 7 Mistakes That Lower Patient Satisfaction Scores
9. Free Compirion Webinar Promotes Nurse Rounding to Improve Patient Safety
10. M.D. Anderson-led team reports possible key to autoimmune disease
11. UCI Medical Affiliates Inc. Opens a New Doctors Care Center in Anderson
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... review from Clinicians Report of Provo, Utah. The Clinicians Report is a leading ... group of dentists located throughout the U.S. Whiter Image's In-Office whitening kits were ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... ... Local filmmakers and now co-hosts of the up and coming podcast Path11 ... had great success in launching their Path11 Podcast with 23 episodes released since April ... is the well known Spiritual Catalyst and Linda Howe, leader in the field of ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... distribution channels and efficient customer and technical support services to promote LodonalTM in ... 90-day Bridging trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of the product. , Managing ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... One can hardly argue against the fact that ... laptops and personal computers. These devices are being used as GPS, to make purchases, ... mobile dating apps, STD positive singles can now join the prestigious social ranks of ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Chris Harrison of Harrison’s Footwear of ... a simple decision, really,” says Chris. “We have a lot of repeat customers, and ... that work best for them—so we’ve given them the convenience of ordering from home.” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Whiter Image Products Get Positive Rating From The Clinicians Report 2Health News:Path 11 Podcast Now Features over 20 Metaphysical Discussions on iTunes and Growing 2Health News:Path 11 Podcast Now Features over 20 Metaphysical Discussions on iTunes and Growing 3Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 2Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 3Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 4Health News:Herpes-datingsites.com Recently Added Reviews of 5 STD Dating Apps for STD Positive Singles 2Health News:Harrison's Comfort Footwear Announces Expansion with New CHarrison Online Store 2
... Center is proud to,announce the appointment of five ... C. Donohoe, Lance Franklin, Ph.D., Antonia Fletcher Grinnan, ... of civic, corporate and,philanthropic leaders dedicated to helping ... Center also welcomes Douglas Maibach, Vice President of,Corporate ...
... The American Medical,Association Foundation announced the election ... Jean Howard of Traverse City, Michigan, is finishing ... Directors. She is the first Alliance,representative to be ... Alliance as President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Finance,Committee Chair, Secretary, ...
... 2 Precision Therapeutics today,announced that its President ... & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) 2008 Award ... York, Western Pennsylvania and,West Virginia region. This award ... growth businesses. McDonald was selected,by an independent panel ...
... 2 Gridlock has paralyzed,the U.S. Senate, derailing a ... stopped a 10.6 percent rate cut to physicians who,treat ... 44 million Americans depend on., Last week, Sen. ... block legislation that would have given people on Medicare ...
... Safe Alternative to Pharmaceutical Drugs, NORTH ANDOVER, ... you leave the house? Recent research shows that ... suffer from separation anxiety, resulting,in inappropriate, unwanted behaviors. ... to deal with animals, separation anxiety and other,complex ...
... 2 It is with great pride that ... Space,Administration (NASA) has selected Medgate,s Industrial Hygiene and,Employee ... NASA sourced, selected, and procured Medgate,s software ... contract. After an,initial implementation at one space center, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Children's Center Announces Addition of Five New Board Members 2Health News:AMA Foundation Names Jean Howard President 2Health News:Precision Therapeutics President and CEO Sean McDonald Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) 2008 Regional Award Winner 2Health News:Indiana State Medical Association and AARP Urge Reconsideration of Bill to Protect Seniors' Access to Doctors and Improve Medicare 2Health News:Indiana State Medical Association and AARP Urge Reconsideration of Bill to Protect Seniors' Access to Doctors and Improve Medicare 3Health News:Natural Remedies to Treat Animals' Complex Emotions 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... LONDON , Sept. 2, 2015 ... Forecasts Summary Advanced dressings have steadily ... treatment of a variety of wound indications, such ... fluid management, infection control, and physical protection become ... a greater role in standard therapy. This ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015 STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: ... implantable lenses and delivery systems for the eye, today announced ... Wall to the Company,s Board. Mr. ... Boston -based investment firm, for more than ... Board of Directors, and chair of the Corporate Governance Committee ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcb7bz/pharmaceutical ) has announced ... UK - November 16-18, 2015)" conference to their offering. ... including Columbia, Peru , Brazil ... Uruguay , Paraguay , Venezuela ... , Chile This seminar can be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advanced Wound Dressings - 5EU Analysis and Market Forecasts 2William P. Wall Appointed to STAAR Surgical Board of Directors 2Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Latin America Seminar - London, UK - November 16-18, 2015 2
... NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity ... mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution, Mobility XE, has ... hundreds of mobile workers for accessing wireless data and ... advance medical care, improve staff productivity and increase practice ...
... Sept. 7 MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) ... conferences in September: Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference ... York Stifel Nicolaus 2010 Healthcare ConferenceWednesday, September 15, at ... Conference Tuesday, September 21, at 9:00 a.m. ET in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NetMotion Wireless Tapped by IDEXX Laboratories to Provide Secure Mobile Access to Field Personnel 2NetMotion Wireless Tapped by IDEXX Laboratories to Provide Secure Mobile Access to Field Personnel 3MAP Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Healthcare and Scientific Conferences 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: