Operating Room (OR)management trends showed, even before the pandemic, an increased focus on utilization, waiting time, overtime, and financial performance.1Recent research emphasizes the importance[…]
During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital admissions fell precipitously in the US. In the week of April 11, hospital admissions dropped to as low as 68% of predicted admissions. Some[…]
By virtually every metric, COVID-19 is the biggest healthcare emergency of the last century. There is, however, a growing number of voices suggesting that it’s even worse than most people realize[…]
Why does it matter?
Because it strikes at solving a problem of global scale. In the US alone, medical malpractice is the 3rd most frequent cause of death. While this is a dire fact, there is no need[…]
Over the past decade, hospitals and health systems have increasingly focussed on addressing the rising cost of healthcare. With the expense of surgical care playing a major role (nearly 30% of all[…]
Running an OR is a tough job. Several management studies - including Harvard Business Review - reported on the challenges OR Directors face: specifically, being caught between business directives[…]
A Johns Hopkins research team revealed that hospitals across the United States waste nearly $15 million in unused surgical supplies each year. As the research team pointed out, these “perfectly good,[…]