Create time-and-cost savings in the O.R.

In an era of reduced government budgets and reimbursements, most hospitals’ management need to find ways to make cost savings. This is applicable to every department of a hospital; also in the O.R. Increased numbers of day surgery procedures, complex procurement, as well as cutbacks on material management are some of the challenges that need to be addressed. Some hospitals need to cope in spite of being understaffed and simultaneously improve operating theatre turnover. Operating theatre staff may work long hours in order to clear the list for surgery procedures, and costs for staff overtime can run over budget. Moreover, at some hospitals there is not enough time for planning, reporting and follow-up. All this may lead to a stressful work environment and highlights the need for improved efficiency.

Read more about how we at Mölnlycke Health Care help with these issues with our O.R. efficiency solution.

Meeting the budget

Being able to treat more patients with quality care with unchanged or even reduced budgets is a challenge that many hospitals face today. The O.R. is one of the most cost-intensive parts of any hospital. Naturally, there is a need for hospital management to find cost savings in the operating theatre.

To illustrate the resource issue further, spending on medical device consumables accounts for only three percent of total health expenditures, whereas spending on hospital organisation, such as staff, accounts for 70 percent. The operating theatre is one of the most resource and cost-intensive parts of a hospital.

Not enough time for patients

The increase in numbers of surgery procedures, along with complex procurements, staff cutbacks and inefficient administration can result in reduced patient time. Valuable staff time is not used in an optimal manner, which in turn might cause healthcare professionals to experience unnecessary stress.

However, reducing O.R. setup time could mean significant time, and subsequently, cost savings. Reduced stress among the O.R. staff may also lead to improved outcomes for patients as well as increased job satisfaction and lower staff turnover. Further efficiency may be achieved by providing effective and easy-to-use equipment. All in all, this leads to increased time and cost savings and more time for patients. 

Our solution – treat more patients to better care

Our O.R. efficiency solution is built around three main elements to enhance operating theatre efficiency and utilisation – saving you time and resources: procedure-specific products , training and support and lean supply and logistics.

Our O.R. efficiency solution exists to help your hospital free up more time for patients and create cost savings – along with the feeling of being in control and able to enhance operating theatre utilisation and efficiency. We help you all the way, configuring your unique pack by utilising our experience as well as supporting you with training and follow-up. This is all to ensure that we improve operating-theatre throughput, create greater efficiency and help you treat more patients to better care.

Procedure-specific products – configuring the optimal pack

Procedure-specific products can help increase operating-theatre turnover and save time, effort and resources. However, configuring an optimal pack also requires proper guidance. How a pack is configured plays a major role in its ability to increase operating-theatre throughput and create O.R. efficiency.

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