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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 2017

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2 2 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U N E 2 0 1 7 T he OR minute can be the most expen- sive minute in health care. Come to OR Excellence and you'll learn how to deter- mine your costs per surgical minute. Calculating the cost of each case you host is important, but determining the cost of each minute that patients spend in your facility is truly empowering. Anesthesiologist Bassam Kadry, MD, MS, the director of perioperative analytics at Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine, knows how to collect the hard data needed to make that happen. His proven formula involves combining OR block alloca- tions with process-of-care mapping to drill down to the exact cost of care. During a special 3-hour work- shop on the conference's opening day, Dr. Kadry will Expert data analyst with expertise in orga- nizational culture and change man- agement. Co-director of Stanford University's OR management fel- lowship. Bassam Kadry, MD, MS Yes, You Can Do Accurate Case Costing Determine the true cost of care to boost your facility's profit potential. Director of tech- nology discovery and strategic development for Stanford Medicine X, an innovative lead- ership program that's focused on patient- centered care. outline the keys to case- costing success. • Don't lose focus on the cost of care. Many administrators focus on the difficult challenges they face instead of the obvious task of deter- mining the exact cost of surgical care. They want to understand how much they spend on each case, but the process is extremely complex. Dealing with that com- plexity is a challenge for surgical leaders with a clinical background. • Start with assessing

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