11/10/2020 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Block schedule, prime-time utilization, first case on-time starts, add-on rate—the list goes on. At times, designing a high-functioning perioperative department can sound more like a lesson in statistics than in planning. A deep appreciation for metrics, and the operations they represent, is key to unlocking a truly efficient, innovative perioperative design. In this session, presenters will discuss the use of discrete event simulation (DES) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCHMC) during master planning and design efforts in the perioperative department. By adopting such a tool early in the design process, CCHMC right-sized patient care and support areas, built confidence in the proposed design, reduced capital and operating expense, and tested constraints in near real-time.