Unlock value in the OR: Harnessing prescriptive analytics to create and maximize open OR time

This webinar is on-demand and can be viewed at your convenience. 

Operating rooms across the country face the challenge of heavily blocked surgery schedules, stifling growth prospects for surgeons without block time and limiting flexibility for perioperative leaders to run efficient ORs. Open, unassigned OR time not only offers more opportunity for additional surgeons to access the OR, but also gives OR leaders a direct view into which rooms will go unused and where resources could be repurposed.

Join Cone Health’s Executive Directors of Perioperative Services, Wayne McFatter and Sharon McCarter, as they share the tools they rely on to create more open time across their system. They will discuss surgeon-led initiatives to alter block schedules based on dynamic data, and share their successes using cloud-based analytics to address resource challenges currently facing OR leaders.

Key learning points:
  • Demonstrate the value of open OR time and explore methods to unlock more open time
  • Identify data-driven tools used to manage resource challenges and balance surgical volume across a multi-hospital system
  • Develop strategies to improve OR Utilization using prescriptive and predictive analytics


Wayne McFatter - Carly Xagas-2

Wayne McFatter, RN, MSN

Executive Director, Perioperative Services, Cone Health

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Sharon McCarter, BSN, MHA

Executive Director, Perioperative Services, Cone Health