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S1 E74 · This Week in Surgery Centers
Amy Ishmael – Maximizing OR Utilization Through Block Time Optimization
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Amy Ishmael is currently a senior product manager at HST Pathways, but prior to joining HST, Amy was a GI lab tech for years and a surgery scheduler at an ASC that saw 450 cases/month. She is no stranger to the topic we’re covering today, which is how you can maximize OR utilization through block time optimization. In HST’s State of the Industry report, we shared that, on average, 42% of block time ends up going unused, which is such a waste of revenue opportunity. Amy will walk us through best practices of allocating block time, release policies, and how to incentivize physicians.

In our news recap, we’ll cover Florida’s new price transparency laws, how National Nurses United is fighting back against AI, recent efforts to address the minority physician shortage, and, of course, end the news segment with a positive story about a woman who just received her sixth nursing degree.

Articles Mentioned:

Florida Enacts New Price Transparency Requirements

National Nurses United survey finds A.I. technology degrades and undermines patient safety

Doctors of color call on Congress to help address minority physician shortage

Arizona Nurse Discovers Dual Passions in Nursing and Earns Sixth Degree

HST’s State of the Industry Report

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