The Art and Science of Making Change Stick in a Clinical Setting

I am a co-founder of a software company for the healthcare industry. And while I am new to the start-up game, new to software and new to sales, there is..

How Cutting O.R. Turnover by 5 Minutes Can Boost Clinician Morale

The year 1972 was a pivotal time for Southwest Airlines. It was the year that its vice president of ground operations, Bill Franklin, came up with an idea..

A Perioperative Model Designed to Align Your Surgical Teams

In space, lightness and darkness, speed and time are all at extremes. As an astronaut, your very life relies on the many intricate and complex systems..

3 Steps to a ‘Case-Ready’ Operating Room (with Sample Turnover Tasks)

As I was sitting in my Marriott hotel room selecting one of the two types of pillows they laid out for me – feather or synthetic – I was once again..

How About a ‘Time Out’ for the Surgical Environment, Too?

We observed National Time Out Day on June 12, an annual event created by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) that reminds us of the..