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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162003
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gaining Control of Non-Labor Expenses
Author(s):
Buono, Anita
Author Details:
Anita L. Buono, MSN, RN, CNOR, St. Lukes Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Buonoa@slhn.org
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The organizational leadership in this four-hospital network embarked on a cost savings process. After an assessment from a consulting company, leadership identified the opportunity and willingness to embark on these changes. The results would provide significant cost savings to the organization. A team was formed, including an executive sponsor, steering committee, clinical team leaders from perioperative services, and consultant support. An assessment was conducted to identify potential areas for cost savings. Brainstorming sessions included reviewing data and prioritizing initiatives. A structured identification process using data and evidence based facts using a business model was the next step. During the implementation phase, strategies include vendor contract negotiations, consolidation and elimination of products, correct product use, and clinician education and support. The first fiscal year after implementation, the organization realized an overall decrease in non-labor expenses of $1.4 million from the previous year, and yet experienced an overall increased volume. Perioperative nursing was a vital part of the team leadership and team members. Clinicians worked on consolidation projects. OR staff implemented a linen conservation program, which added additional cost savings. Perioperative nursing contributed to the success of the program.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGaining Control of Non-Labor Expensesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuono, Anitaen_US
dc.author.detailsAnita L. Buono, MSN, RN, CNOR, St. Lukes Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Buonoa@slhn.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162003-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The organizational leadership in this four-hospital network embarked on a cost savings process. After an assessment from a consulting company, leadership identified the opportunity and willingness to embark on these changes. The results would provide significant cost savings to the organization. A team was formed, including an executive sponsor, steering committee, clinical team leaders from perioperative services, and consultant support. An assessment was conducted to identify potential areas for cost savings. Brainstorming sessions included reviewing data and prioritizing initiatives. A structured identification process using data and evidence based facts using a business model was the next step. During the implementation phase, strategies include vendor contract negotiations, consolidation and elimination of products, correct product use, and clinician education and support. The first fiscal year after implementation, the organization realized an overall decrease in non-labor expenses of $1.4 million from the previous year, and yet experienced an overall increased volume. Perioperative nursing was a vital part of the team leadership and team members. Clinicians worked on consolidation projects. OR staff implemented a linen conservation program, which added additional cost savings. Perioperative nursing contributed to the success of the program.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:07Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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