Scheduling is the heart of the OR
The Operating Room is a large revenue source for the Healthcare System.
Optimizing OR use means maximizing revenue for the facility. The "optimal" design of an OR schedule is significantly different depending on whether you are a Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Operating Room Nurse or Administrator. It is easy for the schedule to become out of balance.
Symptoms of an "Out of Balance" Schedule
Prolonged OR Turnover
Chronically tardy surgeons
High rate of add-ons
Frequent case juggling
Gaps in the schedule
Extended Pre-Op length of stay
Decreased staff morale
Pressure for overtime
Extraordinary "first case" demands
Perceived need for more anesthesia coverage
DCCS Surgery Management Improvement Group: Schedule Optimization
Through synchronization of resources – both before and after surgery, DCCS Surgery Management Improvement Group creates:
smooth patient-flow that optimizes scheduling
sustainable higher OR utilization
increased surgeon and staff satisfaction
positive impact on Health System finances
Contact our team of highly experienced Peri-operative consultants to balance your surgery program.