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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 prep,...
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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 #318!
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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,...
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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 or...
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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,...
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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...
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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 care....
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June 22, 2021

What is Surgical Block Utilization?

Block scheduling is a part of many operating rooms’ regular administrative business. Many surgeons work best when given predictable blocks, usually as half days or full days. This gives them the...
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June 4, 2021

5 of the Most Important Operating Room Performance Metrics

Operating room resources are the most valuable in a hospital setting. Estimates show that the cost of an operating room stands at $30 to $100 per minute. The high cost is just one reason hospitals...
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May 19, 2021

6 Ways to Overcome Operating Room Planning and Scheduling Challenges

Did the pandemic highlight challenges in your operating room (OR) planning and scheduling process? Though challenges may have been magnified, they are not new. Surgery scheduling has historically...