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.