Strategies for On-Time, Lower-Risk Surgeries and a Review of Best Practices for Informed Consent


RL Palooza 2017 – RL Solutions User Group Conference (Delta Hotel and Conference Center, Toronto, ON, June 6-9, 2017) Presentation by Timothy Kelly, MS, MBA, Taylor Healthcare

Summary Blog Post by Fernanda Sobreira and Samantha Relich


Do your organization’s surgical cases start on time? Is your institution at risk for a surgical error? This session presents a series of informed consent process strategies to advance care, improve efficiency and reduce enterprise risk.

Session attendees will learn how to:

  • Leverage the electronic health record as part of the informed consent process to ensure that OR start time delays are minimized
  • Utilize the consent document during the OR time-out to confirm patient, procedure and surgical site
  • Employ best practices for disclosure of overlapping or sequential procedures
  • Meet the requirements of the new Hospital IQR program “Quality of Informed Consent Documents” proposed measure
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