57H—Strategic Approaches to Perioperative Services: Optimizing Performance for Your Surgical and Procedural Service Lines

Tuesday, March 29th

About the Session

Perioperative leaders share one primary goal: to utilize operating rooms to the fullest potential. Perioperative care is very complex and involves multiple interconnected subsystems. Delayed starts, prolonged cases and overtime are common occurrences. Surgical procedures account for 40–70% of hospital revenues and 30–40% of total costs. Most planning and scheduling in healthcare is done without modern planning tools, which have potential for improving access by assisting in operations planning support. Perioperative leaders need innovative strategic approaches for planning and assessing alternate solutions. Discuss and discover new workflows to provide actionable recommendations that improve OR block utilization, turnover time and on-time first starts, while reducing staff overtime and costs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify process improvements to improve surgeon access to OR time.
  • Employ new methods to grow surgical volume and increase procedural service lines.


Presented By

David Finley, MD

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Chris Steel, MD

Chief Medical Consultant
Community Business Resources

Randall M. Clark, MD, FASA

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Daniel P. Herrick

Regional Vice President, Perioperative and Interventional Services
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health