Using Advanced Analytics to Maximize OR Utilization

Wasted room capacity is a major problem in hospital surgery departments. In most facilities, OR utilization hovers around 60%. Practically speaking, that means between one-quarter and one-third of expensive OR time is going to waste. Inefficiency at this scale is clearly a financial problem. As hospitals struggle to absorb volume losses related to COVID-19, capacity waste adds to costs while holding back revenue.

The challenge is learning how to proactively identify capacity waste and implement changes to prevent it. The key to achieving this goal is data analytics.

Surgical Directions believes the benefits of data analytics are clear. Advanced analytic tools can help OR leaders drive down cost per case. In addition, a more granular view of utilization across the schedule can help the leadership team identify many opportunities to accommodate additional cases.

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