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Rebuild Perioperative Processes for Better Efficiency

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As your health care organization reintroduces more elective procedures following the initial emergency response to COVID-19, there’s a unique opportunity to shift previous perioperative processes to more dynamic strategies that could enhance how you use vital resources from the outset.

Every resource counts, with operating room costs hovering around $35 per minute—sometimes even above $100—depending on the surgery and location and not including surgeon and anesthesiologist fees.

Below we outline how organizing perioperative work into focus areas for improvement through lean methodologies can help reduce waste and add value, as well as enhance utilization, reduce unit costs, and boost patient trust thanks to on-time starts and excellent outcomes.

Pittenger, MD, Kim

Hanson, MD, James

Moss Adams

Lean Methodology

January 12, 2021

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