Keyword: OR efficiency

App Engages Surgery Patients Through Enhanced Recovery Process

Use of a mobile app in patients undergoing hepatopancreaticobiliary procedures in an enhanced recovery after surgery program may improve tracking of both patient-reported outcomes and...

Surgeon Preference Card Review Results In Significant Savings in Lap Chole

New York—A task as simple as reviewing surgeons’ preference cards can result in substantial cost savings, according to the success of one hospital’s experiment in...

Unlocking the Value of Innovative Devices and Products: The VAC Process

Hospital value analysis committee processes can help evaluate products, strategies, and services that offer the greatest value at the lowest cost but are methodology...

OR Handovers, Particularly During Long Surgeries, Increase Post-op Adverse Outcomes

San Francisco—Intraoperative handovers between anesthesia providers are associated with adverse postoperative outcomes, and these effects are worsened when handovers occur among less experienced practitioners or...