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Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar - Fall 2017

Practical Perioperative Analytics For Performance Improvement teaches predictive and prescriptive data analytics and provides perioperative leaders with the ability to implement change in the management of the surgical suite.

Perioperative leaders will learn how data can be collected, organized and presented to enhance the performance of their department - improving processes and patient safety.

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Seminar Outline for OR Managers and Directors

Learn Data and Analytics Fundamentals for the Perioperative Environment

  • Define analytics in the perioperative environment, including key perioperative performance measures
  • Define data, data issues, and the data life cycle in the perioperative environment
  • Describe the various approaches, tools, and vendors which hospitals and health systems may already be using or may adopt to support analytics generally and perioperative analytics specifically
  • Decode the language of technical and financial team members to learn how to communicate needs in a way they will understand
  • Exercise: Attendees will identify current issues they have with data and/or analyses they would like to obtain, and prepare requests or communications for these as a group

Learn 3 Practical Periop Analysis Pathways

  • Define the Periop Analysis Pathway framework and process
  • Periop Analysis Pathway #1: How do we improve first case on-time starts?
  • Periop Analysis Pathway #2: How do we improve block utilization?
  • Periop Analysis Pathway #3: How do we reduce supply variation and cost?
  • Exercise: Attendees will group themselves by a selected pathway above and work through the analysis pathway process as a team

Develop Your Facility-Specific Plan to Implement Practical Periop Analytics

  • Overcome common objections and barriers to analytics success
  • Implement "just right" policies and governance
  • Identify approaches to earning trust in the numbers
  • Identify effective data and analytics communication strategies
  • Identify the key team roles to be filled for success with periop analytics
  • Review the ideal periop analytics deliverables and calendar
  • Exercise: Attendees will conduct a gap analysis and identify and prioritize the actions to close the gap

Seminar Take Aways

Upon completion of the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss fundamentals of data and analytics in the periop environment and communicate needs effectively and clearly to technical and financial team members
  • Apply the Periop Analysis Pathway approach to achieving insight and improvement on key performance measures
  • Understand current state versus desired future state, and implement an action plan to measure, track and achieve goals

Save $60 on AORN Membership!

By registering for a Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar, you can save $60 on AORN membership when you join or renew before the event! To take advantage of this exclusive offer, select the event you are registering for, add the event to your cart, and click the membership offer at the top of the page in your cart. Offer not valid on student, retired, or new to profession memberships.

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Who Should Attend?

Perioperative Nurse Executives | Data/Report Analysts | Performance Improvement Team Members

Seminar Speakers

Kevin O'Hara

Chief Executive Officer at Syus, Inc.

Prior to joining Syús as CEO in September 2011, Kevin served as a member of the executive team at HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM) for over 10 years from 2001 to 2011. Kevin was responsible for strategy, product design and development, marketing and served as the company’s general counsel. Kevin led efforts to develop the company’s innovative competency, performance and simulation management systems. Prior to HealthStream, Kevin was on the initial team at, an early online network for small business owners. Before moving into management, Kevin worked as a corporate, securities and intellectual property attorney with Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, where he co-founded the Electronic Commerce practice group and represented healthcare and technology companies. Kevin started his career as a research assistant for a congressional committee. Kevin earned his bachelor's degree in Public Policy Studies and his juris doctorate both from Vanderbilt University.

Amy Hader, JD

General Counsel & Director, Legal & Government Affairs

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Denver, CO

Andi Dewes RN, BSN

Chief Nursing Officer at Syus, Inc.

For the past 18 years, Andi has focused on the perioperative environment and has held a variety of roles in clinical consulting, nursing informatics, sales and marketing, and perioperative education. Prior to joining Syus Andi was the Vice President, Clinical Strategy at Surgical Information Systems where she represented SIS as the clinical leader in the industry and acted as a subject matter expert to both clients and the organization in perioperative workflow and processes, clinical informatics, and healthcare IT. She began her career as a registered nurse and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Minnesota State University.

Danielle Glover, MPA

Manager, Legal & Government Affairs

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Denver, CO

Continuing education credit is not offered for this seminar.


The Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar is specifically designed for perioperative nurse leaders and their peers (Business Managers) working full time in a hospital or ambulatory surgery setting. Due to limited seating, all registrations will be evaluated and if the class is at capacity those registered who are not employed full-time at a facility (i.e., consultants, etc.) will be notified and will not be able to attend. Registrations for this event are non-refundable.