Ambulatory surgeries account for around 80% of all surgeries performed in the United States today. The volume of ambulatory surgeries is due largely to an expanding range of surgical procedures that no longer require inpatient hospital recovery. Hospitals are naturally concerned about this trend as their historic financial health depended on a robust inpatient OR. In the past, joint venturing was a means for hospitals to recapture the lost surgical volume, ultimately successful case volume growth (or maintenance) depends on providing a valuable product to payers, patients, and surgeons. Please join us on February 14, 2019 at 1pm Central Time as Jeff Peters, CEO of Surgical Directions will discuss the topic of “Riding the Ambulatory Surgery Wave: Increasing Surgical Volume While Cases Leave the Hospital OR”. A registration link to the event, hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, is provided below. In this webinar, Jeff will present information showing not only the current market trends, but how those trends are impacting hospitals across the country. He will also discuss the science, both on the clinical side that is enabling the shift to more outpatient surgeries as well as the analytics that show how this is affecting patients and providers alike. Finally, he will discuss the options hospitals have to recapture some of this lost inpatient volume through different mechanisms that will help grow outpatient volumes with both patient and financial benefits. If you care about surgical case volumes and how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by ambulatory surgical growth, you won't want to miss this session!
Jeff Peters' professional expertise extends to operational, financial and organizational issues within hospital systems – from rural community hospitals to large academic medical centers. Jeff has helped lead the operational, clinical and financial improvement efforts of over 300 hospitals across the country. Jeff is an experienced healthcare business strategist with more than 25 years of experience collaborating with physicians and hospital executives. Leading teams of specialists, Jeff has established a consistent track record of enhancing healthcare service delivery through the optimization of workforce, strategy, performance and the supply chain.