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Maximising operating theatre utilisation

Dr. Thomas Ramolla describes how operating theatre management software has delivered increased efficiency, maximised utilisation and aligned communication, at one of the largest hospitals in Germany.

Streamlined workflows and optimised performance has led to a 3.4% increase in surgeries and a 4% increase in earnings. 

A few years ago, the major objective of operating theatre management was to keep punctual start and end times. Today, the requirements are much more complex. Today’s operating theatre management has to manage the balancing act between quality, cost, time and the best possible patient care – while dealing with staff shortages. A constantly high quality of care, along with increased cost-effectiveness through foresighted surgical planning, accurate capacity management and resource utilisation, is essential. Operating theatre management plays a key role: the surgical department is the most cost-intensive department in every hospital as well as a bottleneck that determines speed, efficiency and quality of care.1

A higher standardisation of workflows and resources is key to productivity, efficiency and risk reduction.2 Foresighted surgical planning, excellent coordination and superior workflow quality open up a considerable potential for saving costs, reducing staff burden and ensuring continuous quality of care

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IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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