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Business Case Summary

SDMS automates Surgery Scheduling Requests and Peri-Operative Document Management.

    The steps involved from the initial request from a surgeon for time on your operating room schedule, until the surgery begins, are well defined. The Surgery Scheduling Request (SSR) is submitted to the OR, and the OR responds. Once a patient is on the OR schedule, specific documents – lab work, ekg, history and physical, insurance documents, and others, must be collected, validated, and stored for later access. These two work-flows – SSR and Document Management – are closely tied. They are also time consuming, prone to errors and omissions, and almost always performed manually.

Automation, using SDMS, dramatically improves efficiency and reduces errors and omissions, saving money. In hospital settings, an immediate ROI of 4x to 8x was seen, based on efficiency driven reduction in FTE’s and decreased costs related to surgery start time delays and surgery cancellations.

    SDMS, as a scalable cloud based HIPAA compliant application, may be tried with no initial software cost, no equipment purchase, and no training cost. No modification of your existing software is necessary, and there is no risk to your data.

Your existing workflow for SSR and Document Management remains in place, is never dismantled, and is gradually replaced as your surgeons come on board. Once you decide to purchase SDMS services, two payment plans are available:

  • Transaction: A set charge per scheduled surgery with no long term contract. Pay only for services used. Stop at any time with no cancellation charges.
  • Fixed: A negotiated fixed monthly charge covering all surgeries at your facilities with a defined contract term.

Additional benefits, while difficult to quantify, are very real. Physician’s offices, your primary clients, save time related to scheduling and document management and gain control through visual tracking with automated reminders, reports, and dashboards. The OR Facility has better tools for Quality of Care to prevent clinical errors, incomplete patient preparation, and wrong side surgery.