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FRI, FEB 20, 2015

Six Questions to Test the Value of Your Anesthesia Collaboration

Is anesthesia cost a concern? Are you getting the highest value from your anesthesia management leaders? OR nurse leaders and anesthesia leaders share the common goals of delivering high-quality anesthesia services to patients, running an efficient and productive OR to meet the needs of surgeons, and maximizing revenue while minimizing anesthesia... Read More

MON, FEB 2, 2015

How to Bend the Healthcare Cost Curve in Your Hospital’s Favor

Today’s mandate to healthcare providers: reduce spending while improving outcomes and value. Bringing down costs may be easy to accomplish in other industries, but when people’s lives are on the line, it’s quite a different matter. True, there are many ways to corral expenses in health care; however, identifying the... Read More

TUE, JAN 27, 2015

Celebrating CRNAs and Why You Might Want to Consider Them as Part of Your Care Team

This year, National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) Week is being celebrated January 25-31. The theme, “CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care Today,” follows a national public education campaign launched in September 2014 by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and designed to provide healthcare professionals, policymakers and patients... Read More

TUE, JAN 6, 2015

How to Identify Substandard Anesthesia Management

It was reported that a number of top teaching hospitals in New York City were among 17 facilities that were being penalized because they didn’t prevent patient infections and other complications considered by the government to be unavoidable. Together the hospitals that were cited stand to lose millions of dollars... Read More

TUE, DEC 30, 2014

Insights on Modernizing Anesthesia Services

Any of us would be hard pressed to identify one industry in which business is being conducted as it was even five years ago. Every market segment has become hyper-competitive and not having a differentiator can be a death knell. It’s a pretty safe bet that a majority of the... Read More

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