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Accelerated Operational & Financial Improvement:

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Our long-standing focus on surgical and procedural care empowers us to offer clients specialized knowledge in areas such as performance optimization and metrics, quality improvement, surgical strategy, best practices, and cost reduction. Whether your services occur in an operating room or ambulatory surgery center, we help you create surgical access to improve volume, streamline processes, increase safety measures, and ultimately improve patient care.

Our solutions result in:

  • Increased surgical access and volume
  • Streamlined processes
  • Improved leadership and governance
  • Standardized metrics and benchmarking
  • Stabilized staffing for growth
  • Enhanced clinical protocols and safety standards
  • Enriched patient experience
  • Improved quality of care
  • Advanced hiring and retention practice
  • Reduced waste and cost of care

Optimization is not the result of a single solution. Our experts draw from a wealth of experience and insights to identify our clients’ pain points and outline specific pathway to success. Once we diagnose the greater challenges, we prescribe focused solutions, and then work in collaboration with clients to achieve effective implementation.

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Perioperative Optimization Solutions

Surgical Services Strategy

At Surgical Directions, we believe in providing customizable solutions tailored to our clients’ specific needs. We offer flexible options, ranging from results-focused interventions to retainer models for ongoing support, with access to highly trained subject matter experts (SMEs). No matter what healthcare problem you face, we can develop the right fit for your facility’s needs and budget. Our SMEs diagnose, implement, measure, and manage, creating sustainable change for healthcare organizations.

Surgical Services Strategy

Patient Quality & Safety Initiatives

Quality and safety are basic expectations of surgical and procedural services; however, there is always room for improvement. We provide trusted expertise to enhance hospital care—from rethinking processes and embracing time-tested methods to changing behavior through unbiased metrics and benchmarking.

Improving Surgical Access

With fewer staffing resources, greater surgical demand, and more choice in where surgical and procedural care occurs, effective block scheduling is a key area that can have broad implications for optimizing perioperative performance and increasing volume. This includes:

Using predictive analytics, heat-mapping technology, surgeon scorecards, and several other avenues, hospitals and health systems can bring structure to surgical access decision-making in ways that drive safety volume and profitability.

Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) Optimization

Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) Optimization

Non-OR anesthesia (NORA) services are an important part of the hospital system, but oftentimes are not organized in the most efficient way. Because these cases are not emergent, scheduling is based on need, available anesthesia staffing, and physical location.

Our consultants are experienced in helping clients better optimize their NORA locations by thoughtfully integrating them into the overall block scheduling. A better-organized approach can schedule anesthesia clinicians during times of low operating room utilization, reduce anesthesia’s travel time within the facility, and leverage the care team model when appropriate. Integrating tested strategies for your:

  • Endoscopy centers
  • Interventional radiology (IR)
  • Cath labs
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Other procedural care spaces

Improved Outcomes

Pre-Anesthesia Optimization: A Secret to Success

Well-prepared patients can lead to improved outcomes, including reduced length of stay and lower readmissions. Pre-anesthesia testing (PTA) departments can be revenue generators for hospitals and healthcare facilities resulting in:

  • Staffing satisfaction and retention
  • Increased billing
  • Improved patient care
  • Decreased case cancelations
  • Decreased delays

Furthermore, many anesthesiology departments do not promote their skills and expertise in this area. We educate clients on the benefit of having anesthesiology play a senior leadership role in managing patient throughput—as early as the moment when a patient and surgeon decide that a surgery or procedure is necessary.

Case Study: Building Volume and Value: Transforming Surgical Services

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