Tag Archives: operating theatre

flipping rooms…get started


If you’re in charge of the OR, whether nursing or an anesthesia or surgical group, and want to decrease turnover time, risks, and costs while increasing revenue — you could greatly benefit from flipping rooms. With internet connectivity in your … Continue reading

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a little data goes a long ways…


Although the expression –‘it’s not what you have, but how you use it’– is not entirely true, knowing how to massage whatever data you have can be very productive.  The data needed for this display is easily available from the … Continue reading

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Foldit….human pattern recognition trumps algorithms…


One of my tenets is that creating tools that help people recognize patterns can create better results than creating an algorithm than cannot take into account all the parameters of a situation.  Just like the saying “One picture is worth … Continue reading

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labor analysis of CRNA from collectible time data…


6:00 Labor Analysis 482 230 280 0.5809 150 102 14:02 The above shows information about the work of a CRNA during the day. The CRNA clocked in at 6:00 am and out at 14:02 for total Time-on-the-Clock wage minutes of … Continue reading

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conundrum…


After trying to modify the simulation part of my OR scheduler, and encountering various conundrums, I decided to try to formally clarify the source of the conundrums which led me to other realizations: To wit: The important parts of decision … Continue reading

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predicting scheduled starts for surgery…


also see: Graphic Simulation Interactions of Constraint Theory and Lean This is getting to be fun.  Now, for a bit of applied constraint theory… In this simulation we’re considering the surgeon as the most important person…the constraint.  We don’t want … Continue reading

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butterflies and nails…


Below is a graph of durations in the scheduling and process of just the in-room surgical parts of a typical OR case.  Most of the items can be altered by policy and by the conscious effort of the people involved … Continue reading

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Wasting surgeons’ time? One hospital– $27 Million opportunity Loss per Year from scheduling


click here:  3 Graphs of Actual and Optimized Surgical Schedule « ORTimes – Healthcare Systems Engineering Analysis The above chart was derived from data from a client who wanted to know if they were using their CRNAs efficiently. (we’ll show that … Continue reading

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