Safety in Numbers: Leveraging Data & Collaboration to Centralize Sterile Processing

Off-site reprocessing and centralization is one of the hottest topics in the Sterile Processing industry today. With all the planning and coordination that goes into these mega-projects, how do you keep patient safety & instrument quality front and center?  On this Season 18 “Investing in Instrument Safety,” which is focused on getting our teams the time, money, and support we need to protect our surgical inventory, we sit down with Frances Strauss, Clinical Director, Perioperative Services at Penn Medicine & Mark Graban Senior Advisory at Value Capture, LLC to discuss their first-hand experience navigating the complexities of the planning, construction, culture, & process improvement that revolves around instrument reprocessing in these settings. Tune in for their lessons learned and practical takeaways on everything from the impact of dirty data on our quality outcomes to the deep value of clinical collaboration in creating sustainable change across all of perioperative services. We hope you enjoy!

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