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OR BUSINESS
BY CARISA BREWSTER AND JONATHAN REIMER
Coordinating surgical care means precise staff handoffs
I
n every OR, the complicated dance
of surgical care coordination-the
series of handoffs between stakeholders
throughout the surgery lifecycle-is
performed mainly in the background.
Those stakeholders include
physician offices, schedulers, preadmission
testing, insurance verification, vendors,
sterile processing, supply chain,
anesthesia, and surgical staff.
But what does it look like when the
process does not go smoothly? The
result is usually cases getting cancelled,
which make surgeons unhappy,
frustrates patients, and needlessly
stresses the staff.
The OR is the backbone of the hospital,
producing between 60% and 70%
of revenue. In this post-COVID-19 era,
growth has been the main focus for
most facilities, and improving surgical
care coordination can be a significant
cost-saver and revenue booster. This
article discusses the major pain points
in surgical care coordination, including:
* reliance on antiquated technology
for communication
* outdated/missing History & Physical
(H&P) and consent forms
* insurance denials due to administrative
error
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