The Modern Hospital Operating Room

Overcoming Obstacles for Organizational Transformation

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Operating room staff face many challenges in today’s environment. With high patient expectations, staff shortages and payers requiring high-value care, it’s critical to improve efficiency and quality by transforming any dated, inefficient or siloed processes. In addition, hospitals often must overcome obstacles such as limited analytics/benchmarking data and the need for complex, high-cost technology. Replacing current processes and services with a streamlined, high-quality, measured process requires the cooperation and collaboration of administration, surgeons, anesthesia providers and staff. Join us to hear expert advice on how to mitigate these challenges for operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How to transform organizational processes to be high performing
  • Ways to improve patient expectations through quality improvements
  • How to overcome technology challenges through collaboration of staff
  • How improving processes can create high-value care

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Thought Leaders

Tom Blasco, M.D., M.S.
Medical Director
Surgical Directions
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Dr. Blasco is a practicing, board-certified anesthesiologist/intensivist and a Medical Director with Surgical Directions. He also serves as the Medical Director at the Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center (ISMOSC). Dr. Blasco works extensively with hospital surgical and procedural departments to improve financial performance, operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness.

Previously, Dr. Blasco served as Vice Chairman of Anesthesiology at Parkside Anesthesia in Chicago. He has been instrumental in the development of several free-standing, physician-owned outpatient surgery centers, including the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center and the Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center. He has held academic positions at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

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