Overview/Description:

COVID-19’s first wave made a tremendous impact on healthcare delivery.

As hospitals across the country navigate their elective surgery backlogs and ramp-up their elective case volume, perioperative leadership remain cautious about the potential impact and risks of future waves and/or pandemics.

How was operating room capacity management impacted and how can hospitals better prepare and be more nimble in the future?

Join us as we share our customers experiences in operating rooms around the country and discuss ways in which hospitals can leverage tools and technology to better position their ORs for future pandemic and post pandemic waves. Justin Spector from our Product Team will be joined by Dr. James Caldwell, Medical Director at Parkview Medical Center to discuss:

  • Proactively communicating OR access with surgeons offices
  • Scaling back blocks/scaling OR capacity to allow for more flexible time
  • Prioritizing cases
  • Capturing surgeon backlogs
  • Doing more with less


Speaker Bio:

James Caldwell, MD, Medical Director, Parkview Medical Center
Dr. Caldwell is an anesthesiologist and has served as Medical Director of Surgical Services at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO since January, 2017. In August of 2020 he will become Parkview’s Vice President of Medical/Surgical Operations. Parkview Medical Center is a nationally recognized, award winning medical center that is one of two large, independent community hospitals in Colorado. Dr. Caldwell is active in the daily management of Parkview’s 20 operating rooms, sits on or Chairs multiple committees, and was instrumental in the planning, development and successful opening of Parkview’s Outpatient Center in 2018. He thoroughly enjoys investigating and helping to implement disruptive technologies. Dr. Caldwell graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Justin Spector, Product Manager, LeanTaaS
Justin Spector is a product manager at LeanTaaS where he is continuously enhancing ways to help hospitals ease access to OR time and optimize OR utilization.

Webinar transcript here

The Daily Huddle

Presented By:

James Caldwell, MD

Medical Director
Parkview Medical Center

 

 

Justin Spector

Product Manager
iQueue for Operating Rooms
LeanTaaS