Improving OR utilization is a hot-button topic for OR Managers. How to best define, measure, and adjust operations to increase utilization has been the subject of much debate and study. Turnover times and first case late starts are often identified as likely suspects, but upon closer inspection, those factors are rarely the culprits.

In this session, former UCHealth Senior Financial Analyst Ashley Walsh and former Executive Director of Perioperative Services at UCHealth Katherine Halverson-Carpenter will discuss how machine learning and predictive analytics can uncover the true source of poor OR utilization, share with you how UCHealth has increased OR utilization in just three months, and recommend best practices for improving utilization in your OR suite.

The Daily Huddle

Presented By:

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Sr. Director, Client Services



Katherine Halverson-Carpenter

Vice President of Clinical Services