RESEARCH INCREASES SAFETY

AND PROFITS IN HOSPITAL OPERATING ROOMS

Capability: Market Insight

Business Objective

  • Reduce operation costs by eliminating procedures and doctor/nurse movements while increasing productivity and safety

Strategy

  • Conduct in-depth pre- and post-operation interviews to identify inefficiencies in procedures, instruments, equipment and process flow
  • Determine optimal time in prep-process to utilize disposable products

Results

  • Identified $3,000+ in potential savings per year
  • Reduced prep-time by rearranging room in a more efficient manner
  • Reduced the number of personnel required in the operating room
  • Findings prompted equipment manufacturer to reexamine instrument designs to eliminate excess wires and cords

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