Operating Room Block Scheduling Needs an Overhaul
By Sanjeev Agrawal, President and Chief Marketing Officer, LeanTaaS iQueue
One minute of utilized operating room (OR) time can be worth more than $70 in
revenue and one minute of staffed OR time can cost $50 or more, making
underutilized OR time a huge problem. Each year, roughly 51 million surgeries
are performed in the 5,000+ hospitals and 5,000+ surgery centers in the U.S.
MGMA estimates that the corresponding utilization of operating rooms across
these centers is, at best, 55-60 percent.
Given that, for each percentage point of increased utilization, the benefits
of an overhaul are considerable. A single OR can deliver more than $100,000
in revenue to a hospital or surgery center. Even for a small hospital or ASC
with 8-10 ORs, the value of increasing utilization by 5 percent can easily be
in excess of $5 million a... (more)
Making Healthcare the Way It Should Be
By Sanjeev Agrawal, president and CMO, LeanTaaS Healthcare
Interoperability continues to be one of healthcare IT's biggest trends in
2016 as the industry sees momentous forward movement.
In fact, interoperability is not a new trend. It has been an important
mission (and a challenge) for healthcare administrators for decades, but the
past couple of years have been game-changing.
First, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants
interoperability to be a common feature in all EHRs by 2024 so that patient
data can be shared acr... (more)
The Future of Hospital Operations Looks like "Air Traffic Control"
By Mohan Giridharadas
Explosion of data volumes. Interoperability of systems. Large servers in the
sky that can analyze enormous amounts of data, compute complex algorithms in
real time, and communicate in microseconds. Mobile communication through
devices that patients, providers and staff all carry all the time. What does
this all mean for hospital operations? Based on working with dozens of
hospitals and conversations with 100+ others, we think the near future of
hospital operations is quite exciting. Call it wh... (more)