OHSU Partners with LeanTaaS to Alleviate OR Staffing Challenges

By April 9, 2024 May 8th, 2024 News

What You Should Know:

  • LeanTaaS, Inc., the market leader in providing AI-powered and cloud-based capacity management, staffing, and patient flow software and services for health systems, today announced the impressive results Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) has achieved in  alleviating perioperative staffing challenges in its Center for Health and Healing (CHH) by using the new Staff Planner module in iQueue for Operating Rooms.
  • After using iQueue Staff Planner for nine months, OHSU’s CHH OR service line coordinators are saving 20 hours per week by streamlining the staff assignment workflow and eliminating duplicate data entry and manual communication tasks.

Revolutionizing OR Staffing: iQueue Staff Planner Enhances Efficiency and Patient Safety

Charge nurses and nurse managers have seen a significant 5-hour weekly reduction in administrative tasks thanks to iQueue Staff Planner, as discussed at LeanTaaS’ Transform Hospital Operations Summit in Chicago. The tool integrates real-time staff data, streamlining OR staff assignments by analyzing surgical case history and schedules. It provides prompt recommendations to align staff expertise with cases and room allocation, ensuring patient safety and staff development. Following a successful pilot at CHH, OHSU plans to expand iQueue Staff Planner to improve staffing procedures, user experience, and surgical team efficiency at additional locations.

At Becker’s 14th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Sumagaysay shared OHSU’s experience, outcomes, and future plans regarding iQueue Staff Planner during the Transform Hospital Operations Summit, an event organized by LeanTaaS. The summit, themed “Breaking through Barriers: Optimizing Capacity and Staffing with AI,” featured presentations from healthcare leaders representing seven prominent health systems.

“OHSU and LeanTaaS have had a long and successful partnership, so naturally we turned to them to help us solve our perioperative staffing challenges. We needed to give our staff better access, accountability, and visibility into staffing needs to increase efficiencies and reduce manual efforts that lead to burnout,” said Dio Sumagaysay, Vice President, Perioperative & Multi-specialty Procedural Services from Oregon Health & Science University. “We’re thrilled that iQueue Staff Planner is helping our team save days of time, which can be redirected back to patient care and to create better staff development and cross-training opportunities. We are very excited to expand iQueue Staff Planner to additional OHSU locations.”