Electronic health records (EHRs) have long been the source of information for decisions about how to allocate OR time, but EHRs lack the predictive and prescriptive capabilities that are needed to maximize OR utilization. These include:
• Direct access via cloud to transparent data, defensible metrics, visualizations, and easy-to-use tools “on the fly.”
• Ability to make effective use of both open time and blocked time.
• Ability to streamline the entire scheduling process to be 100% automated and digitized to schedule cases.
• Ability to predict when block owners won’t use block time far in advance and prescribe when they should release time.
• Transparency of available open time.
• Ability to right-size blocks in a fair, surgeon-centric manner.
• Ability to predict future volumes and trends to aid in staff and capital planning.

Learn how hospitals around the country are successfully moving toward a fair and transparent system for scheduling cases, and managing block and open time while maximizing staff, equipment, and capital utilization. The results are impressive: $500K per OR per year improvement in revenue, 6%point+ increase in prime-time utilization, growth of surgical market share, increased surgeon, staff, and patient satisfaction.
  • Describe the challenges with relying on EHR generated OR performance reports.
  • Explain the difference between predictive and prescriptive analytics and how these analytics are optimizing OR capacity, increasing staff, surgeon and patient satisfaction, and growing surgical market share.
  • Understand how your organization can put policies and structures in place to make the most of the data at your fingertips and create a consistent, data-driven culture across your system.
Emily Tchiblakian, BSN, RN
Corporate Senior Director Clinical Service Lines, Surgery, Orthopedics, Bariatrics, and Robotics - Community Health Systems
Emily Tchiblakian is Senior Director, Surgical Services for Community Health Systems in Franklin, TN.  Emily is an experienced Director Of Surgical Services with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. She is skilled in Big Data Analytics, Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Healthcare Management, Strategic Planning, and Performance Dashboards. Emily has a Master's degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from the University of Phoenix and has been with Community Health Systems since 2018. Community Health Systems, Inc. consists of 85 hospitals across 16 states.
Ashley Walsh
VP of Client Services iQueue for Operating Rooms - LeanTaaS
As VPClient Services, Ashley leads collaborative efforts with more than 30 healthcare organizations to develop high-ROI predictive analytics solutions that improve patient access, patient/staff satisfaction, optimize resource utilization, and reduce service delivery costs. Prior to joining LeanTaaS, Ashley was a former perioperative business manager at UCHealth’s Metro Denver campus. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Truman State University and her master’s in Health Administration from Maryville State University.
Austin Trout
Perioperative Implementation Manager, iQueue for Operating Rooms - LeanTaaS
Austin is a Product Implementation Manager for iQueue for Operating Rooms, where he has led implementations at multiple health systems. Austin also has experience in ambulatory clinic operations management and patient access initiatives. Austin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Carrie Shapiro, CMP
Senior Conference Manager
Carrie Shapiro, CMP is the Senior Conference Manager for the OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference. She has more than 25 years of experience in business-to-business media organizing trade shows, conferences and industry events.
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