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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...
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...
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...
May 3, 2021

An Overview on How to Improve Operating Room Efficiency

For healthcare practices, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and hospitals, the operating room (OR) can be a major cost. Inefficiency increases that cost significantly while also making adverse...
April 26, 2021

Operating Room Best Practices: 4 Key Things to Remember

While the average cost of operating facilities and surgical care varies widely, research has shown it can be as much as $36 to $37 per minute. In most hospitals, surgical services account for the...
April 9, 2021

7 Ways to Improve Operating Room Utilization

For most hospitals, the operating room is like a double-edged sword. It accounts for a large portion of the operating cost, and inefficiencies in the OR can be particularly dangerous and costly....