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OR scheduling concept map (concept diagram)…


A few years ago I diagrammed several concepts involved in scheduling an OR onto this graph.  The intent was to take advantage (or nullify disadvantages) of characteristics of individual surgeons and anesthetists. The interplay of these concepts and individual factors … Continue reading

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clinical resolution of systems engineering scheduling in the OR…


No new graphs today…  Let’s discuss the resolution of a systems engineer in improving turnover time (TOT). In the last few blogs I showed the difference in TOT due solely to who sees the patient in the pre-op holding area, … Continue reading

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TOC in the OR visualized…


Ah….  theory of constraints… This is a visual representation to help with handling constraints in the OR.  For those who use TOC, be aware that the person represented by the green bar (‘Anes MD presence’) could be simultaneously supervising four … Continue reading

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Big Bwana and little bwana…


Everything in the below graph is adjustable (and is derived from less data than is normally collected in an OR). It’s quite useful when deciding how to create your portfolio of surgeons, anesthesiologists, or nurses to limit the short-comings, and … Continue reading

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Typical OR case dissected with details…


These are the relevant milestones and intervals in a typical OR case.  I left off the details so as not to detract from the comparison to the normal representation of an OR case as a single block of time with … Continue reading

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So much data…so little time


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Visual analytics for an OR case…


Visual analytics for an OR case:  Lots of information if you understand the code….   You can tell whether surgery, anesthesia, or the hospital personnel are on top of things and you can compare differences in techniques with resulting effects … Continue reading

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new scheduler…timeline and map integration


Operating rooms are expensive assets; you don’t want them sitting idle when people need them. Each room may be equipped differently; you want to schedule procedures in the most appropriate room. To complicate matters, some procedures require special equipment that … Continue reading

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new OR scheduler…


I’ve been experimenting with a new scheduler.  There are many options for visually representing information about OR cases. The scheduler is easily adapted for collecting data to analyze later. The scheduler also has a map view that can include even … Continue reading

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