SpecialtyCare OptimizeOR Takes the Guesswork Out of Perioperative Improvement

By October 5, 2017Articles

October 5, 2017

Data-driven, metric-based healthcare is required in today’s value-based environment and essential for sound decision-making. Without it, you’re simply guessing. Cost reductions and real increases in volume, efficiency, and ultimately revenue can be achieved when data and analytics are at your fingertips. That’s why we are excited to introduce SpecialtyCare OptimizeOR™, a user-friendly decision support and analytics system that helps OR managers improve productivity in perioperative performance. OptimizeOR software pulls your key performance measures into an easy-to-use online interface so that you can better manage resources for improved scheduling, staff allocation, and supply utilization. Optimized resource management makes space for increased case volume, minimizes inefficiency, reduces unnecessary spending, and drives patient and surgeon satisfaction.

OR managers know that the strategic and tactical decisions they make every day have a significant impact on their staff, their patients, and the overall health of the hospital. OptimizeOR takes the guesswork out of these decisions, and it works with any electronic health records (EHR) system. We aggregate key data—such as surgeon info, procedure type, concurrency, room turnover time, case length, and on-time starts—and present the information in easy-to-understand dashboards so that you can see performance trends and opportunities for improvement. You can adjust thresholds on specific measures for targeted goal setting, and set color-coded indicators to highlight areas of special interest. Customers say that a favorite feature is the ability to quickly and easily share findings with teams, surgeons, and administrators; they also find the personalized presentation-ready materials key to driving productivity improvements in the OR.

OptimizeOR is powered by Syus, the industry-standard perioperative analytics tool, and by AORN Syntegrity®. We saw firsthand how several of our customers were improving OR efficiency and resource utilization with this robust decision support and analytics system and realized the value of pairing it with SCOPE, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry®. Together these databases, and the ability to extract insights for better decision-making, represent an expanded commitment to evidence-based healthcare delivery that drives more favorable medical and economic outcomes.

Let us show you how it works. Watch this short overview video to see how powerful data visualization can improve performance in your OR. We’re so confident in OptimizeOR that we offer a 30-day, no-cost trial. Contact us today for a free demonstration to see how you can better manage your resources for better results.


About SpecialtyCare

More than 13,500 physicians at over 1,000 hospitals trust SpecialtyCare to help them achieve exceptional care outcomes, regulatory compliance, and financial results. With 2,000 associates supporting nearly 400,000 procedures annually, we maintain SCOPE, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry®, the largest allied health database in the United States. Our medical office team and statisticians mine these data, enabling us to uniquely identify standards, determine benchmarks, share best practices, and foster innovations that create increased medical and economic value for hospitals. We are accredited and certified by The Joint Commission. By developing expertise beyond industry requirements, our customers can be certain they have the best partner for clinical excellence in perfusion, autotransfusion, patient blood management, intraoperative neuromonitoring, deep brain stimulation, surgical assist, minimally invasive surgical support, and sterile processing consulting.