Surgery Management Improvement Group - Hospital and Operating Room Management Services
Surgery Management Improvement Group - Hospital and Operating Room Management Services
Surgery Management Improvement Group - Hospital and Operating Room Management Services
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Surgery Management Improvement Group - Hospital and Operating Room Management Services
  • Comprehensive Operating Room Management Consulting Services . . .

    . . . include surgery process and system assessment, cost manage-
    ment, facility evaluation and design, surgery information and bench-
    marking analyses, operating room schedule planning and administration and interim contract management.
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  • Experience Matters.

    SMI Group brings over 60 years experience to clients coast to coast. We can successfully assist you in every phase of the surgery process, including improving relationships between staff, surgeons & referring physicians. We deliver marketable, cost-efficient programs with the latest technology and techniques.
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  • Answers. Coast-to-Coast

    Word of our success gets around – and so do we! SMI Group is proud of it's track record, literally from coast-to-coast. Regardless of where you are in North America, let SMI Group demonstrate how we can improve your hospital operation and bottom line.
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  • Let's sit down & discuss how SMI Group can help.

    Give us a call and let's talk about your hospital and operating room issues. We'll crunch some numbers and start your plan.
    Don't put it off another day.
    Call 734-327-4000 and talk with John, Sue and Dorothy.
    Let's sit down & discuss how Surgery Management Improvement Group can help
  • Succession Planning for the Operating Room

    SMI Group provides the tools and assistance to plan the management succession for your operating room. Our process identifies key roles, management capabilities of existing staff, and cultivates qualified internal candidates to become tomorrow's perioperative leaders.
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Materials Management in the Operating Room
BEST PRACTICE in SURGERY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT


OR Materials Management: The Cycle   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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Effective Management of OR Materials   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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OR Materials Management: Dual Focus   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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OR Materials Management Logistics Review   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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5 Major Aspects To Efficient And Effective OR Materials Management:   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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OR Materials Management Logistics Review   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

Organization and Staffing

  • Roles relative to OR materials coordination should not place clinicians primarily with this responsibility.
  • Staffing for materials management functions within the hospital storeroom is often greater than that dedicated to supply management within the OR, yet surgery supply expense and inventory can be greater than that of all the rest of the hospital.

      Trends found from hospital to hospital:

    • The lower an operating room's labor cost, the higher its materials cost;
    • Adequate numbers and types of personnel are required to manage and control clinical supply usage and costs;
    • Majority of surgery programs can reduce at least 25 percent of their supplies expense;
    • To achieve this savings, it is essential to invest in and establish a cost management program.
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OR Materials Management: Procurement   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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OR Materials Management: Distribution   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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OR Materials Management: Cost Reduction   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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Achievement of total cost reduction potential is a multi-phase process. The best results are achieved by undertaking the less sensitive (e.g., not surgeon preference items) opportunities first.

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Cost Reduction: Areas Which Should Be Reviewed   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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Cost Reduction: Inventory Reduction   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

The key is using Business Data vs. an exclusively Clinical (and fear) Based Approach to Establishing Appropriate On-Hand Inventory Levels.

Common Practice is for Surgery department staff to order "stuff" as needed, to order it infrequently because materiel management is not a clinician's priority nor desire, and fear of surgeons' criticism for "úrunning out" is paramount! Supplies are expensed when received; inventory just grows and grows.

Action: gradual shift of OR inventory from an expense item to "booked" inventory assets to booked assets that undergo formal review to establish usage patterns to build reorder points to a managed inventory.

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Inventory Reduction: Transition   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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Managed Inventory: Outcomes   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

  1. One time expense "reduction"
  2. Recognition of expenses when used (rather than when purchased)
  3. Lower inventory, hence lower $$ tied up in supplies on shelves
  4. Better record keeping
  5. Reduced obsolescence
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Cost Reduction: Preference Card, Custom Pack
& OR Back-table Utilization   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

OR Materials Management

Don't take on too much at once! Start with custom packs and examine how much of what is included is utilized on every single case – eliminate items used less than 90% of the time.

Examine preference cards the same way. Mark up copies of high volume doctors' highest volume preference cards. Identify items used 50% of the time and mark as "hold" rather than "open." Eliminate items never/rarely used.

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Cost Reduction: Practice Variation Analysis   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

  • Review Preference Cards and actual practice in order to develop a:
    - Complete listing of resources routinely used by your high-volume surgeons.
  • The analysis should incorporate:
    - Clinical nurse participation.
    - Case observation.
    - Surgeon acceptance.
    - All charge and non-charge items.
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    Practice Variation: Knee Arthroscopy.(Example)   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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    Rewards Reflect Investment   Surgery Management Improvement Group - Rapid Operating Room Turnover

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Surgery Management Improvement Group - Operating Room Scheduling Management
Operating Room Scheduling Management: Operating room planning is a complex task where numerous resources must be synchronized in order to achieve efficiency. Surgeon availability, operating team scheduling, patient related information (i.e. estimated operating time, priority and diagnosis), equipment, and support resources must all be carefully orchestrated. (learn more)
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Surgery Management Improvement Group - Anesthesiology Program Consulting
Anesthesiology Program Consulting: A well-defined, coordinated anesthesiology program is essential to a cost and operationally effective, marketable operating room. Areas of evaluation and development expertise include: Program Evaluation and Design, Anesthesiologist/CRNA/ Resident Care Team Process Evaluation, Surgeon Nursing Interrelationship, (learn more)
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Surgery Management Improvement Group - Ambulatory Surgery Center & Program Development
Ambulatory Surgery Center & Program Development: SMI Group provides hospital and surgery center consulting services that provide ambulatory surgery program development & management solutions. We help you retain & grow Ambulatory Market Share while improving expected surgery outcomes. (learn more)
Surgery Management Improvement Group - Hospital &  Operating Room Management Services
SMI Group, Inc.
P.O. BOX 7590
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7590
734-327-4000