The 2016 OR Business Management Conference will take place February 21-24, 2016 at the Renaissance Glendale in Glendale, AZ. This annual educational conference has become a staple of the operating room business management industry and provides critical information on improved processes, new technologies available, best practices for staffing, and more ways to optimize efficiencies in surgical services to its attendees. Attendees of the conference learn together, work together, and network together over the three days of informative and interactive conference, resulting in inspired and recharged OR business managers, directors, and other leaders taking fresh new ideas, strategies, and processes back to their departments.

Attendees can choose to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop on Sunday, February 21, in addition to the full conference on February 22-24.

The focus is on developing and improving critical thinking skills, as well as understanding cost components and the overall financial management of the OR. During group breakout sessions, attendees will work on projects to hone their strategic planning and problem-solving skills. Among the many new topics that perioperative services experts will address in 2016 are:

  • Evolving models of patient care as a result of health reform
  • Starting a new service line
  • Refining capacity planning and scheduling practices
  • Managing vendors and optimizing contracts
  • Partnering with physicians for effective, sustainable change
  • Understanding the crucial role of the business manager
  • And more!

This year’s agenda features four educational tracks to help attendees build their schedule:

  • Performance Improvement: Providing excellent healthcare starts with knowing what needs to change and making that happen. Learn from experts who have transitioned through Lean process improvements and added whole new service lines to their departments.
  • Operations Efficiency: Business managers oversee more than just the bottom line. Get a big-picture perspective of how to hone room utilization, match supply with need, and influence team dynamics to improve collaboration across disciplines.
  • New Programs and Technology: Tools and techniques that once seemed a far-off fantasy are increasingly a reality in today’s ORs. Find out what your organization needs to remain competitive in the face of constant change.
  • Recruitment/Retention: Greater self-awareness and respect for work-life balance can help OR leaders better serve their staffs, physicians, and patients. Discover how to get past the everyday chaos and be an inspirational role model.

Attendees include business managers, OR directors, C-level nursing administrators, perioperative business managers, surgical services managers and others involved in the business and logistical decisions that drive the OR’s economy, technology, and staff performance.


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