- Location: Arkansas
- Type: Academic Medical Center
- Facilities: 8
- EHR: Epic
Discover how UAMS automates their care operations to maximize OR utilization, increase staff and surgeon satisfaction, and enhance patient care.
As a primary referral site and regional destination for complex surgical care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) faced significant pressure to accommodate growing demand and improve efficiency. To address these challenges, the organization first invested in infrastructure, adjusted organizational structure, and revised OR policies.
Although these initiatives drove incremental improvements, the perioperative enterprise still experienced significant inefficiencies. In order to accelerate OR performance and create a sustainable advantage over the long-term, UAMS leaders decided to look beyond their four walls and take advantage of modern technologies.
To address these challenges, UAMS turned to Qventus as a strategic partner to enable them to automate their care operations. Using modern innovations in AI, machine learning, and behavioral science, the Qventus Perioperative Solution is an end-to-end solution for surgical growth.
The solution enables surgeons and schedulers to view all available slots that meet their needs in a matter of seconds — without logging into the EHR. To further increase access, AI identifies and automatically offers ideal slots to UAMS surgeons and schedulers.
What’s more, machine learning predicts unused blocks weeks in advance, and then applies principles of behavioral science to incentivize release of the time, increasing available OR time.
Finally, the solution provides perioperative leaders with instant access to performance metrics, such as primetime utilization, block utilization, and scheduling accuracy. This enables more impactful feedback discussions and more productive surgical governance discussions.
Increase in Lead Time Added from Proactive Release
Utilization of Proactively Released Block Time Hours