The OR is the lifeblood of the hospital where unused OR time is opportunity lost. Surgeons are critical to driving and fulfilling demand. Ensuring your surgeons are highly efficient is a win for all parties involved. So, the question looms, “What do orthopedic surgeons need the most in order to be successful?”
To better understand what is top on the orthopedic surgeon’s concerns, Accelero launched a recent survey to all surgeons on our list. The results were more positive than you might think. Even though most orthopedic surgeons felt their operating rooms, including scheduling accuracy were somewhat to very efficient, they also were most interested in learning how they could improve their OR efficiency.
Equally important to OR efficiency was a desire to better manage their data followed by comparable scores for improving outcomes, reducing readmissions, creating a center of excellence and hospital-physician relations. These results are understandable due to the need to perform more surgeries just to maintain their current income and the greater focus on pay for performance. Feel free to take the survey at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eaqb4ejci7gdrqm7/start for a copy of the final results.
Accelero is an orthopedic consulting firm that helps hospitals and surgeons to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their orthopedic programs resulting in better care, higher margins and case volume growth.