Surgery

Novia Strategies Welcomes Katherine Hillburn, Consultant

With significant experience in perioperative operational improvement, governance, physician engagement and quality, Katherine Hillburn brings additional bench strength and deep subject-matter expertise to Novia’s consulting team March 28, 2017 POWAY, Calif. — Novia Strategies is pleased to welcome Katherine Hillburn in the position of Consultant, bringing additional bench strength and deep subject-matter expertise to Novia Read More >

Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimize Supply Availability in the Operating Room

Imagine you are the OR nurse or surgical technician setting up the sterile field for a procedure when you discover that a critical supply or instrument is missing from the case cart. You scan the physician procedure card and see the item is listed but for some reason has not been picked. The patient is Read More >

2/23/17 OR Data Analytics Webinar

Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimize Scheduling & Resources in the Operating Room Recorded: Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 40 Minutes Originally presented at the 2017 OR Business Management Conference, this presentation on OR data analytics discusses how to design and utilize cross-departmental reporting data and tools to forecast and fulfill supply, instrument and equipment demand, Read More >

Physician Preference Cards: An OR Director’s Key to Efficiency

Efficiency and cost management – the metrics by which OR Directors live and breathe. Data on First Case On Time Starts, cut to close times, room turnover, supply usage help administrators keep a close eye on how efficiently their perioperative suites are running. And among the tools every OR Director should use to ensure they’re Read More >

The Impact of Relative Humidity on Sterile Surgical Supplies

The increased scrutiny of sterilization and disinfection of reusable medical devices also requires healthcare providers to review how relative humidity (RH) in their ORs may affect the performance of some equipment and supplies routinely used in surgery. On January 5, 2015, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) coordinated the release of a Read More >