OR & Perioperative Improvement

Healthcare organizations are under increased pressure to improve efficiency and quality while navigating the challenges of new payment models, ACOs and other reforms.

EHC OR Improvement solutions help your OR Department succeed in this environment. Our physician-led teams provide the expertise to identify and resolve systemic issues in the OR and develop strategies for sustained improvement.

Our comprehensive OR Improvement consulting services include:

Pre-Admission Testing

  • Optimize patients prior to day of surgery and improve the overall quality of care
  • Significantly reduce day of surgery case cancellations
  • Significantly reduce pre-operative testing charges (included in the DRG payment)
  • Increase surgeon, OR Nursing, and patient satisfaction

Operating Room Assessment

  • Quality/safety/efficiency evaluations and initiatives
  • Benchmark and Key Performance Indicator data
  • Prioritize OR improvement opportunities
  • Development of detailed process improvement initiatives

OR Implementations

  • Implementation of governance committees and leadership structure
  • Knowledge transfer to sustain cultural change in peri-operative services arena
  • Process, cultural and financial improvement in the OR and procedural areas
  • Implementation of process improvement initiatives

OR Data Analysis, Validation, and Benchmarking

  • Benchmark Program
  • Labor
  • Materials
  • Cost
  • Operational performance

Customized First- and Second- Line Management Reports

  • OR Performance Dashboard
  • Physician Scorecard


  • Surgical and Procedural Strategic Plan
  • Safer Surgery Initiatives
  • Implement a “safer surgery” culture
  • WHO safer surgery checklist
  • Value based purchasing outcome improvement

Reduction in Surgical Complications

  • Optimizing SCIP measures/scores
  • Operational Efficiency
  • OR Throughput