OR Manager recently researched, wrote and published an article about Optimium Health’s feature product, OPTIMI$ER, and the impact it has had a Sinai Hospital as a perioperative workflow success story. The focus of the article is on productivity and revenue gains achieved in the perioperative setting, specifically the pre-anesthesia testing unit. Sinai Hospital conducts over 20,000 surgical cases per year. Thus, making sure that people are in the right place at the right time and all goes smoothly is no easy feat. It’s one thing to pat yourself on the back. Gratefully, in this case, our clients are doing the talking and we appreciate the credit they gave us.
OR Manager is the largest publication targeted to the perioperative staff in the United States with a circulation of over 20,000 subscribers. Below is an excerpt and link to the article:
“What the hospital was doing was just labor intensive, not cost-effective,” says Cheryl Haglauer, RN, clinical leader of the PASS department at Sinai, which handles about 100 procedures each day. “We had to physically write out a piece of paper, stand at the fax machine to send it to a doctor’s office, and document everything we had done on multiple pieces of paper multiple times.”
Nurses had to access and input patient information into three separate locations, so 40% of their time was being spent on clerical work. In addition, the 9% cancellation rate at Sinai translated into approximately 2,340 canceled procedures and $7 million in lost or deferred revenue each year.
In 2013, Sinai partnered with Optimum Health, Inc., a health information technology company based in Annapolis, Maryland, to transfer to OPTIMI$ER, a customized, paperless tracking system that interfaces with Sinai’s electronic medical record system and provides up-to-the-minute status reports on patient readiness.”
For the entire article please click the following link: https://www.ormanager.com/2015/05/14/staff-reap-rewards-paperless-patient-tracking-system/#.VWdFRdJViko
Optimium Health brings over 25 years of clinical process and Health IT expertise. Importantly, OPTIMI$ER Perioperative & Discharge Planning workflow solutions ensure both hospital staff and patient satisfaction scores improve and that operational efficiency will lead to lower costs. Our clients consistently achieve a break-even on investment in less than 3 months. If you would like to learn more about how Optimium Health can help your organization, please contact Heather Guild at firstname.lastname@example.org