We partnered with a former Director of Surgery to craft a solution to a problem that did not have a software tool: Operating Room Turnover.
Existing software focuses on the patient, and rightly so. But that leaves charge nurses without knowledge of what is happening in an operating room between patients, cleaning staff without a way to know when a room is ready to be turned, and surgeons wondering when they can get back to work.
But it should be.
With the first case of the day we were proactive, with all other delays we were reactive.
In fact, the only real time alert of a delay was when a surgeon was standing at my door complaining about a turnover that was slowing him down and costing him money.