EHC’s Operating Room and Perioperative Consulting Services will help your OR succeed in any environment. Our physician and nursing-led teams have extensive nationwide experience and expertise to identify and resolve issues at any stage of the perioperative process.
We offer customized perioperative consulting solutions to meet any of your hospital or healthcare systems needs.
Well-functioning Operating Room governance and leadership can have a strong impact on the overall functioning of your OR. EHC will work alongside hospital and perioperative leadership to establish an OR Governance committee or improve upon an existing one.
Our Perioperative Improvement Evaluation takes an indepth look at all stages of the perioperative process from pre-admission testing to the PACU. Our perioperative consultants will travel onsite to interview key stakeholders, gather data and observe OR efficiency. We will then develop a comprehensive report of findings and recommendations based on best practices that focus on operational improvements, cost savings, patient satisfaction and safety, patient throughput and overall OR efficiency and quality.
EHC will develop and implement strategies to improve overall performance in your operating room, strengthening your most profitable service line. Our efforts will build on a Surgical and Procedural Strategic Growth Plan designed to transform and grow your Operating Room. We will also focus on improvement in quality, patient safety and OR efficiency initiatives, implementation of best practices, cultural and financial improvements, and patient and surgeon satisfaction. By focusing on opportunities throughout your perioperative services, this project can improve OR utilization, on-time case starts, and reduce turnover time as well as drive patient outcomes including post-operative pain control, length of stay and reduced readmissions.
This service is the second phase of our Perioperative Improvement Evaluation. Our consultants will develop a comprehensive action plan based on recommendations that are tailored specifically to your hospital’s needs. We will then support and work alongside your hospital to implement all approved recommendations.
As more procedures are moved to non operating room locations, hospitals are met with the challenge of ensuring they perform as effectively as their main operating room. EHC’s perioperative improvement consultants will conduct a thorough evaluation focused specifically on current and desired non operating room locations and assist with implementation of recommendations to align and transform NORA service lines.
EHC will partner with the hospital or healthcare system to optimize patients prior to the day of surgery and improve overall clinical quality of care and patient outcomes. We focus on enhancing current Preadmission Testing processes and clinical protocols to meet national best practices, advise on implementation of technology designed to facilitate PAT documentation, capture comorbidities and reduce day of surgery delays and cancellations.
Accurate and informative operating room data and metrics are crucial for efficient and well-run perioperative services. Enhance Healthcare will utilize its clinical and analytical expertise to develop or improve upon data analysis, validation and benchmarking tools that will help inform the decisions of the operating room leadership in the areas of labor, materials, operational performance, scheduling and block utilization.
We utilize a benchmark program based on national best practices to develop a comprehensive OR Dashboard that will give your hospital the information it needs to align, transform and grow efficiently.
Surgeons and their surgical teams depend on up-to-date Preference Cards that detail correct equipment, supplies, medications, and patient positioning devices, to ensure a safe and efficient surgical experience. It is crucial that surgeons’ preferences are communicated and revisions are made in a timely fashion. Management of Preference Cards is an ongoing commitment between the surgical nursing team and all active surgeons. Diligently reviewing and maintaining preference cards helps to reduce OR costs and supply waste. It also improves First Case on Time Starts, turnover, and same-day case cancelations. The overall impact is an increase in efficiency and improvement in surgeon/OR Team satisfaction scores.
Enhance Healthcare Consulting’s Preference Card experts can help your organization revise and organize your preference cards, optimize workflow, and provide your team with a methodology to effectively manage and update this vital component of a well-managed operating room.
Challenges in the Sterile Processing department oftentimes drive surgeons in frustration to the C-Suite and away from your operating rooms. The Sterile Processing Department (SPD) is a vital component of the operating room’s daily workflow. If your hospital is suffering from bioburden, immediate use of trays, flashing and holes in wrappers these issues may become potential adverse events behind the red line.
High Performing Sterile Processing departments usually recruit and retain certified SPD technicians who meticulously perform daily sterilization of instruments. This trade requires certification and at least two years of mentoring and training. In addition, it takes a team led by an experienced manager to choreograph the process of cleaning instruments and equipment.
Enhance Healthcare Consulting is equipped to assess the current state of your SPD, train existing personnel, and improve your Sterile Processing Department. The benefits of a high-functioning sterile processing department can improve operational efficiency within the operating rooms, where nearly 70% of hospital profits are achieved. In addition, our subject matter experts possess many years of experience that can be leveraged as knowledge transferred to your existing staff.
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Enhance Healthcare can assist with results-oriented implementation of ERAS programs across single or multiple surgical service lines in facilities of all sizes. Learn more here.