New leadership in perioperative services at a large, for-profit hospital recognized that they had the ability to capture needed data to drive transformational change and improve operational and financial outcomes. What was missing however, were tools to support sustainable improvement.
- Perioperative leaders knew there was room for reduced variability and improved efficiency, especially when it came to block utilization, but did not have the resources to do a full analysis.
- Administration realized the data was not clean, and the organization had no confidence in its validity. Additionally, the hospital did not want to dedicate FTEs to clean and validate the data on a regular basis.
- Surgical services leaders knew they needed to focus on growth but were struggling on how to free up time that was typically spent juggling inefficient and wasteful block schedules. Leadership approached Caresyntax to undertake a complete review of block utilization and allocation in an initial three-month analysis.