Hospital & Healthcare Services

Perioperative Process Improvement

Healthcare organizations are under increased pressure to improve efficiency and quality in their 0perating rooms (OR) while navigating the challenges of new payment models, reimbursement reductions and other reforms. As the driver of facility revenue and profitability, maximizing OR performance has a large impact on financial results.

EHC’s Perioperative Process Improvement solutions help your OR succeed in this challenging environment. Our physician-led teams, with extensive nationwide experience, have the expertise to identify and resolve numerous systemic OR issues and to develop strategies for sustained process and performance 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
  • Update PAT processes and clinical protocols to meet current national best practices
  • Significantly reduce day of surgery case delays and cancellations
  • Reduce pre-operative testing charges (included in the DRG payment)
  • Advise on implementation of technology designed to facilitate PAT documentation, capture of comorbidities and patient care
  • Increase surgeon, OR Nursing, and patient satisfaction

Operating Room Assessment

  • Quality, safety and efficiency evaluations and initiatives
  • Review and benchmark Key Performance Indicator data
  • Detailed OR Process observation and measurement
  • Prioritize OR improvement opportunities
  • Develop detailed process improvement initiatives 

OR Implementations

  • Assist the facility in creation of governance committees and leadership structure
  • Data development to track each initiative
  • 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
  • Creation of ongoing tracking mechanisms to monitor ongoing performance

OR Data Analysis, Validation, and Benchmarking

  • Utilize a Benchmark Program
  • Labor
  • Materials
  • Cost
  • Operational performance
  • OR Performance Dashboard development

Surgery

  • Surgical and Procedural Strategic Growth Plan
  • Safer Surgery Initiatives
  • Implement a “safer surgery” culture
  • WHO safer surgery checklist
  • Value based purchasing outcome improvement
  • Implementation of ERAS and peri-operative surgical home protocols in conjunction with numerous OR stakeholders