Hospitals with new EHR systems are now more interested in tracking their OR performance, specifically since this is the biggest revenue generator for most hospitals. So, how is that going for you?
The EHR is great for telling you what happened–providing you were able to accurately put the information into the system accurately. We have all seen nurses running around with notes written on their body or clothing. How is this really helping you to improve your OR effiency?
Many of the leading hospitals are now trying to adapt their existing OR information systems to their new EHR or use the EHR’s system. After a long wait and many dollars, they might even be working. Similarly for patient flow software. As a result, you now know what your key performance indicators are regarding OR efficiency, OR element timing and wait times. But is all of that fancy (and expensive) software helping you to actually improve your throughput and cost structure?
The quick answer may be yes, because now you know your numbers, track them and want to improve them. You are correct. But are you doing all you can?
Accelero can help you take the next step in OR effiency by not only knowing your numbers but comparing them to industry leaders, creating targets and helping you to improve your OR throughput by removing unnecessary steps and/or providing time saving methods to significantly increase OR and surgeon efficiency.
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