Make the most of OR time in 2023 & cut staff overtime: How UCHealth is doing it

Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Getting case length estimates right can go a long way in improving overall OR efficiency, as well as boosting both patient and staff satisfaction. 

In this session, two perioperative operations leaders at UCHealth will share how the team implemented and scaled technology to optimize allotted case time scheduling at the region's hospitals. 

Attendees will hear key lessons on how the health system realized the following benefits: 
  • 80 percent case length accuracy year over year, despite staffing challenges
  • Increased staff satisfaction and morale
  • Optimal utilization of assigned block time



James Burdette, MBA

Director Perioperative Business Operations, UCHealth

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Briana Houghton, MHA, BSN, BSBA, CNOR

Perioperative Business Operations Manager, UCHealth


Jenessa McElrath, MHA

Solutions Executive, LeanTaaS