Health Care

Wesley begins using high-tech system to improve surgical workflow

Wesley Medical Center said Monday it has begun using a high-tech system to manage the flow of patients who are having surgery as a way to provide transparency and improve efficiency in the surgery department.

The ORControl system schedules and coordinates each patient’s surgical case using mobile apps and 28 status boards located on three floors of the hospital.

“This new technology allows us to coordinate the activities, communications, logistics and workflow challenges of all appropriate surgery-related personnel,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, Wesley’s director of surgical services, in a news release.

Wesley said in the release that the $500,000 system is expected to increase on-time starts, reduce patient wait times, reduce surgery delays, and increase satisfaction for patients, surgeons and staff.