Session Details

106H - Flexing Your Perioperative Operating Model for Performance Optimization

Wednesday, March 22

4:30–5:30 p.m.

As a major revenue generator for a health system, perioperative leaders focus on structuring block schedules to maximize utilization, most often by surgeon, but also by service line or a hybrid of both. However, most solutions use a one-size-fits-all approach for managing blocks, without considering unique goals and changing circumstances. As a result, health systems find themselves bound to a rigid management model that does not align with their surgeons’ needs, their department’s overall priorities and the changing dynamics they face on an ongoing basis, leading to financial repercussions and dissatisfied surgeons and staff.

The session will provide insight from industry leaders at MUSC, Siemens Healthineers and LeanTaaS about innovative block management solutions to achieve peak perioperative performance. It will describe how this leading hospital has applied dynamic block management practices and present results on the early benefits it has seen.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how dynamic block management principles provide the flexibility to adapt operating models to the specific circumstances that your health system is facing.
  • Learn how use of data driven predictive/ prescriptive tools across MUSC have increased hospital operational efficiencies, help rebuild growth strategies andregain lost volume.

Presented By

 Ashley Walsh

Ashley Walsh

VP Client Services-Operating Rooms & Inpatient Beds

David Zaas, MD

David Zaas, MD

CEO/Chief Clinical Officer

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health
Ben Sperling

Ben Sperling

Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence Solutions

Siemens Healthineers