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Optimizing OR utilization: Hendrick Health System and Altera Surgical Solutions

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Hendrick Health System covers a wide range of both counties and specialties, serving a 24-county region while providing a comprehensive selection of services, including a neuroscience center, rehabilitation center, cancer center, hospice, NICU and surgery services.

Focusing specifically on its surgery services, Hendrick provides top-of-the-line care and leverages innovations to continue driving positive results. Its surgery facilities include 30 operating rooms, two cardiovascular operating rooms, five major treatment rooms and robotic-assisted surgery services.

As a long-time client of Altera Digital Health (previously the Allscripts Hospital and Large Physician Practice business segment), Hendrick has many solutions within the Sunrise™ suite. Since adding on Sunrise™ Surgical Care, Provation® iPro Anesthesia and Altera Surgical Logic, the partnership between Hendrick and Altera has only gotten stronger. Randy Uthe, RN, Clinical Applications Analyst at Hendrick, says, “The partnership has grown within the past couple years because of the additional solutions that we have added and the continued support we have received from Altera.”

Delivering instant benefits to Hendrick and its OR patients, the addition of Sunrise Surgical Care, iPro Anesthesia and Altera Surgical Logic streamlined scheduling for both OR rooms and staff and eliminated the need for double charting since information now flows seamlessly from the core EHR. For example, thanks to the information available through Altera Surgical Logic, Hendrick has the data it needs to understand how early surgeries and delays affect the rest of the day’s schedule. In addition, Hendrick teams can capture data and report trends that help predict and change block scheduling based on actual use. With these technologies in place, Hendrick can free up ORs, staff and resources for other teams.

The partnership between Hendrick and Altera is strong, enabling the organization to reach new heights in its surgical successes. To learn more about this partnership and the results it has yielded so far, read the full story.


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