How Does it Work?
Structural and OR data are uploaded to our Website.
To ensure privacy the access is SSL encrypted and password protected. Your data are benchmarked to a comparable group of hospitals. You will see the key figures of the top performers. Analysis will answer these questions:
- When do we actually work?
- How well do we use existing capacity?
- How good are we compared to others?
- How and where can we improve OR processes?
Now you know your key data and see how you compare with other players in the market. The next step will be a one-day workshop in which we will be discussing results and consequences.
In our day-to-day work with patients we constantly check whether the patient’s health status is improving or not. In optimizing processes we should do the same but in reality we often fail to do so. Regardless of whether you want to undertake this task by yourself or with external guidance, the OR Benchmark is the right tool on your way to success.
Transparency in the OR
What key figures are provided? You will get figures on the following aspects:
- When do operations take place? - OR Performance will give you an overview of how many operations are performed during core time and how many are not. You will also see how many operations take place in standby times or at weekends.
- Are scheduled operation times exceeded? That might be a quality indicator of the capacity planning process. Do you know how many people in your OR teams are stressed by this?
- How efficiently is the OR used? Every minute a fully equipped OR costs between €8 and €15. So it is absolutely essential to make maximum use of it?
- Does work in the OR always start on time? If not, regular delays will lead to disruption in the workflow and frustrated staff.
- How much money are we talking about? You can simulate the economic benefits by defining your goal key figures
- Benchmarking means: “to measure oneself against the best". As we do not want to compare apples and oranges, we use OR Benchmark to find comparable groups based on operations frequency, hospital size, specialty structure and other aspects.