Category Archives: Clinical Solutions Series

11 October 2013

CLINICAL SOLUTIONS SERIES: SIMULTANEOUS QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT.

At one partner hospital, our anesthesia leadership team rebuilt the department, resulting in a 40% increase in OR case volume. Sheridan’s proven lean process transformation also improved room turnover rates, which led to the addition of 200 extra cases.

Quality care metrics and patient safety also improved. SCIP protocols for antibiotic prophylaxis, perioperative temperature management and surgical time out were at 100% during the same period. Our PAT system improved documentation and helped stabilize the OR.

Sheridan anesthesiology raised departmental efficiency and quality at the same time. 

31 July 2013

CLINICAL SOLUTIONS SERIES: OBTAINING PEAK OR EFFICIENCY.

One of our partner hospitals, was experiencing cancellation rates of nearly 20% caused by scheduling difficulties and staff  member stress. A wide variance in case volumes was also contributing to inefficiencies. Using Kaizen lean process methodology, Sheridan anesthesiology led the transformation that resulted in a 73% reduction in same-day case cancellations.

Introducing 72-hour pre-op requirements and earlier insurance verification led to a 150% improvement in chart completion before surgery. The event also eliminated massive waste and rework.

Not only were same-day cancellation rates reduced from nearly 20% to 5%, charts were made much more clear and legible which helped raise quality metrics...