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OR Supplies

Facing major capital and operational budget pressures, most healthcare organizations are seeking effective ways to reduce OR supply costs while preserving patient safety, operational efficiency, and staff productivity. In stock, non-stock, and special order items on hand typically run from about $1 million for smaller hospitals to around $4 million for larger institutions. Averaging about nine inventory turns a year, hospitals are spending anywhere from  $6 million to $24 million annually on supplies.* Management of the OR supply chain is a critical step to helping reduce these costs.

With Centricity Perioperative technology, your hospital can harness the power of information technology to help enhance your OR supply chain management.  You can have accurate information on the materials on hand, allowing you to help reduce your inventory carrying costs and enhance your OR utilization. Its robust tissue-tracking records and sterile-processing documentation help enable you to stay ahead of regulatory requirements.   

Centricity Perioperative technology gives you the flexibility you need. It can be automated  in stages to enhance your management functionality and capabilities as your needs and budget grow.   

*Based on GE Healthcare Centricity Perioperative observations of the supply management methods of over 100 hospitals and surgery centers.

Note: Centricity Perioperative is not available in the province of Quebec


Centricity Perioperative Clinical Documentation is designed to meet the needs of nurses, physicians, OR Directors and CEOs by providing accurate data, decreasing turnaround time, supporting HIPAA and regulatory standards and enabling better business practices to help reduce costs. Its intuitive perioperative nursing documentation features allow the perioperative nurse to record data as it occurs in real time throughout the perioperative care continuum, virtually automating the operating room.  Intuitive Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) can help make electronic anesthesia documentation easier than paper charting for anesthesia providers.  

Centricity Perioperative nursing documentation supports the documentation requirements that a perioperative nurse is faced with on a daily basis such as clinical assessments, pain scores, implant tracking and resource consumption from the procedure pick list. By utilizing Clinical Pathways, perioperative nursing documentation elements are standardized by procedure to automatically provide the nurse with valuable patient and procedure information to help streamline the nursing documentation process through charting by exception. 

For anesthesia providers who document on paper or legacy electronic anesthesia documentation systems, Centricity Perioperative Anesthesia can help with adherence to clinical protocols to support your surgical site infection prevention goals.  It can also make electronic anesthesia documentation easier than paper charting through a touch screen designed for intraoperative anesthesia documentation, clinical scripts to help providers follow standard protocols, and vital sign device capture to reduce repetitive tasks for anesthesia documentation.

Note: Centricity Perioperative is not available in the province of Quebec

OR Scheduling

Centricity Perioperative is a surgery management system that helps perioperative administration and staff to enhance patient care, optimize OR utilization and perioperative provider efficiency, and maintain correct OR inventory charge capture. The easily configurable system can help streamline everything from OR scheduling and OR resource management to perioperative billing and management reporting.

An intuitive OR scheduling system allows Web-enabled scheduling across your critical care areas, including operating rooms, cath lab, burn unit, PAT, and PACU. Pre-op assessment forms can help perioperative staff capture the relevant data for each patient to enhance perioperative patient flow.  Pathway-based charting for OR nursing documentation helps support quality standards such as Accreditation Canada and PNDS. Its barcode-based OR instrument charting can more effectively drive your perioperative supply chain, and robust tissue-tracking and other capabilities help you stay ahead of perioperative regulatory requirements.  Centricity Perioperative Tracker offers a real-time view of patients, perioperative resources and surgical case events while Centricity Perioperative Bed Manager gives real-time OR bed management from Pre-op through PACU accessible from a mobile platform1.  PACU management capabilities increase efficiency for PACU nurses with scripts that offer quick touch-screen data entry, the ability to vary content by patient population, device capture of vital signs, and easy reference of intraoperative data.

1. Where there is an internet connection available.

Note: Centricity Perioperative is not available in the province of Quebec


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Centricity Perioperative brings you a system that is specifically designed for OR and anesthesia IT management while having the interoperability capabilities that enable data flow, as needed, to other IT systems in your organization.  This helps providers have the data they need at the point of care in the most critical areas of your organization. 

Centricity Perioperative is a creditworthy perioperative interoperability solution with over 600 interfaces deployed for 300+ customers to 35 different IT systems. These include standard interfaces for the data that your perioperative team needs to work efficiently from your inpatient electronic medical record (EMR) or hospital information system (HIS), hospital charge or billing system, materials management, or lifetime clinical repository (LCR).  Centricity Perioperative also has a discreet data interface (DDI) that can pass any discreet data element into or out of any field in any of your hospital IT systems that support discreet data elements.  

With the Perioperative-EMR URL, users can view HIS data in Centricity Perioperative and spend less time looking for patient information.  Through patient context and credential sharing, the Perioperative-EMR URL reduces redundant data entry and allows access to information in other IT systems in workflow cases where interfaces are impractical.

Note: Centricity Perioperative is not available in the province of Quebec


Pre-Op tools help enhance the patient experience and provide data access to help enhance profitability


CentricityTM Perioperative Pre-Op provides an online portal for patients to easily submit their medical history for review by providers who are using Centricity Perioperative.  Centricity Perioperative Pre-Op:  

  • Enhances the patient experience by allowing them to fill out medical history when and where it is convenient for them
  • Allows clinicians to view patient history prior to the time of surgery, which may help avoid case delays or cancellations
  • Gives customers an easier payment model with by-procedure pricing
  • Remote hosting supports a move toward cloud-based services    

To learn more about ePREOP, click here.

Note: Centricity Perioperative is not available in the province of Quebec



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