The answer was of course, we dont know, it does not fit our JACHO mandated metric.
They then presented another "METRIC" which was time from pre-op to actual start of surgery and recoovery. They had data of turn around times in the OR, time of Anesthesia start, number of times instruments are flashed, time spent in each stage of recovery. Time it took to get the pre-op labs, etc. I raised my hand. Man did I get some leers. I asked who in the OR enters all the metric data? One of the clipboard nurses pipes in and explains that each pre-op nurse enters the data into a special program in the EMR and then data is entered by the circulating nurse and eventually the recovery room nurse. I said, Oh. Can I seen the graph of the metric that shows how much time is lost because all the nurses who are supposed to be taking care of the patients are actually entering all this stuff into the computer.
Lets just say, my question was not well received! Got another early morning meeting tomorrow! I cant wait!