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December 20, 2021

How to Avoid the $7100 Surgery Scheduling Mistake

Surgery scheduling is uniquely challenging – emergency cases may arise, surgeons are not always able to predict the surgeries they may need to perform, and the time required for a given surgery...
December 13, 2021

Choosing Surgery Scheduling Software: 4 Problems It Should Solve

If you’re responsible for running an operating room, you probably already know that you need surgery scheduling software. You’ve realized that you’re losing time and money by handling your surgery...
December 1, 2021

Implementing Systems to Track and Measure Surgery Scheduling

Another day at the OR ended with a canceled surgery. Why? The first case didn’t start on time. Patient 2 was set up for surgery on the wrong side. Patient 3 had complications that resulted in a...
November 2, 2021

6 Communication Problems in Surgery Scheduling and How to Fix Them

Communication is not a “soft skill” for operating rooms. Every surgery has to go through a complex scheduling process that often includes verification, patient consent, strategic timing, room...
October 22, 2021

Visit CaseCTRL at the 2021 AAOE Annual Conference!

CaseCTRL will be exhibiting at the 2021 American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) Annual Conference in Dallas, TX from October 29-November 1, 2021. Come visit the CaseCTRL team at Booth...
October 21, 2021

Surgery Scheduling: Managing Risk in a High Stakes Game

A lot is at stake when planning procedures in hospital operating rooms (ORs) or ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs.) Poor organization can lead to under-utilization, staff burnout, inefficiencies,...
September 28, 2021

Your Surgery Scheduler: One of Your Most Overlooked Assets

Have you ever watched a sports team that had all the right players but underachieved? In operating rooms, the surgery scheduler is like the offensive coordinator. The profitability of the hospital...
August 2, 2021

How Surgery Scheduling Software Helps Fill Gaps in Block Scheduling

Block scheduling has become the de facto gold standard method of surgery scheduling. Hospitals and ASCs presume that it is the best way to corral the uncertainties of the OR: logistics, patients,...
July 14, 2021

The 4 Most Common Issues in Surgery Scheduling and How to Overcome Them

Anyone who works in an ambulatory surgery center is familiar with how challenging and frustrating the process of scheduling surgery can be. Often, the surgical scheduling process relies heavily on...
June 29, 2021

Surgery Scheduling: 5 Reasons Why Paper-Based Forms Do Not Work

Outpatient surgery in the U.S. is projected to grow to 144 million cases (or $1 trillion of the market) by 2023, with declining reimbursement and more administrative bureaucracy to deliver such...