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In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, innovation is the cornerstone of progress. At DinamicOR, our commitment to pioneering state-of-the-art solutions to ultimately enhance patient care is at the heart of our mission.We believe that excellence in the operating room (OR) is achievable through a well-guided journey, much like a masterclass in education. In line with our latest campaign, “#ORMasterclass – Unlocking Surgical Excellence with Digital Solutions,” we’re here to illustrate how we are not alone in answering the challenges of the OR with repeatable digital solutions. Recent findings from a survey conducted by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and commissioned by Owens & Minor shed light on the urgency and significance of expanding digital solutions in the OR.

The Current State of OR Efficiency: 

Operating room teams have been facing unprecedented challenges in recent times, including increased workloads, staffing shortages, and disruptions in the supply chain. These factors have collectively contributed to a high-stress environment, with 59% of Perioperative leaders describing their current working conditions as “stressful” or “extremely stressful.” The workload for these professionals has grown significantly since the onset of the pandemic, with 77% reporting that their responsibilities have increased substantially.

Digitizing the Supply Chain: 

Supply chain challenges in the operating room are reaching critical levels, with 62% of Perioperative leaders highlighting supply-related issues as a significant concern. These challenges include supplies not being readily available, difficulties in documenting product usage, and product expiration. The survey underscores the paramount importance of supply chain optimization, as 94% of respondents consider it vital for enhancing OR operations. Transitioning to 100% digital supply chain workflows has been shown to significantly improve OR utilization rates, enhance key performance indicators, and boost clinician satisfaction. This shift towards digital solutions is a crucial step in alleviating the burden on OR teams and ensuring a seamless and efficient operating room experience.

Optimizing OR Efficiency with DinamicOR’s Workflow Management App: 

DinamicOR’s commitment to digital innovation extends beyond supply chain optimization. Our Workflow Management App is the key to unlocking unparalleled efficiency in the operating room. This digital solution empowers surgical teams to elevate their performance through precision-guided processes. With numbered placement icons integrated into the app, tray setups become systematic, reducing operational risks and ensuring standardized preparations for each procedure.

Our app is more than just a tool—it’s a knowledge hub. It efficiently transfers procedural and surgeon-specific knowledge, simplifies personnel onboarding, and guarantees consistent results, regardless of the team’s composition. With easily configurable instrument layouts and a comprehensive database, the app streamlines instrument selection and setup, reducing preparation time by up to 33 percent.

Two OR techs reference the workflow management app on a large screen to play setting up their back tableEmbrace the future of surgical excellence with DinamicOR’s Workflow Management App. It guides staff through every step of setup, enhances intraoperative workflows, and minimizes errors. Plus, it saves precious time by ensuring the availability of the right instruments for every procedure, all while providing access to a wealth of surgical preference materials.

Conclusion: 

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, the need for innovation is clear. The recent survey by AORN sheds light on the importance of adopting digital solutions in operating rooms. DinamicOR’s Workflow Management App is a testament to our commitment to progress.

We’ve observed how digital solutions can tackle the challenges faced in modern ORs, from streamlining the supply chain to optimizing onboarding and overall efficiency. As we move forward, we encourage healthcare professionals to explore these digital avenues for the betterment of patient care.

The findings from the survey reinforce the significance of embracing digital tools. DinamicOR’s Workflow Management App offers a systematic approach, enabling precision, consistency, and efficiency. Let’s collectively embark on this journey toward surgical excellence, using digital solutions as valuable tools that enhance the quality of patient care, improve OR management, and elevate industry standards.

References:

https://www.owens-minor.com/insights/there-is-no-better-time-to-boost-operating-room-efficiency/