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may, 2017

18may2:00 pmArt and Science of a Highly Functioning Block Schedule

Event Details


Certification: Eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

The 60-minute webinar will feature Lucy Lee, RN, MBA, B.M, PMP, Director and Co-founder of Hospital Performance Management (H.O.P.E. Management).

Efficient and effective Operating Room utilization is the cornerstone of a financially productive department. A well designed and managed block schedule creates the framework for a highly dynamic process. This presentation will review industry principles surrounding the creation and maintenance of a block schedule, and key points of an effective policy and procedure. Lucy will go through a real life case-study of block schedule policy and procedure refinement, in particular, the implementation and reinforcement of the policy, and the best practices they have embraced to facilitate ongoing management of the block schedule. An interactive dialogue will lead the audience to identify common errors, potential pitfalls, and proactive tactics to avoid these issues.

During the presentation, participants will:

  1. Understand essential elements of an effective block scheduling policy and procedures, and success factors of policy enforcement.
  2. Describe definition and calculation methodology of key performance indicators and solutions to complicated scenarios of block utilization measurement.
  3. Describe practical strategies to drive collaborative decisions and optimize the use of OR time and resources through data-driven block management.

About the Presenter: Lucy C. Lee, RN, MBA, B.M, PMP is a Principal of Hospital Performance Management, a specialty consulting firm focused on perioperative service improvement and clinical & business intelligence solutions. A seasoned OR consultant and project manager, Lucy has a wide range of experience in department transformation, cost reduction, productivity improvement, and complex program management.


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