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TUE, NOV 14, 2017

OR Issues? Check Your Block Time

Information is flying at us at breakneck speed, before we can even make sense of it. Our list of tasks and responsibilities is growing daily. Those scenarios are playing out across industries, layering stress on workers and on workflows. So how are office workers and healthcare providers coping and staying... Read More

TUE, OCT 17, 2017

What Makes Anesthesiologists Tick

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reports that finding the right talent is a top concern for CEOs, while the Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report identified employee retention and engagement the top concern for 78 percent of today’s business leaders. In fact, PwC also reports that most chief executives—93%—realize they need to adjust their... Read More

MON, SEP 18, 2017

CNOs Adopting New Mantras

One of healthcare’s major engines, nursing, has shifted into high gear working to develop new roles, responsibilities and processes that align with today’s quickly evolving care and reimbursement paradigms, not to mention that address a potential nursing shortage. One powerful mantra for the future is clear for CNOs: flexibility. To meet... Read More

MON, AUG 21, 2017

Despite Change, Certain Things Remain the Same in Anesthesia

Healthcare is continuing its noisy evolution and, along the way, creating states of “new normal” in a variety of areas including costs, which according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute report seemed to have settled, for now, at a 6-7% increase. That fact seems to fly in the face of... Read More

MON, JUL 17, 2017

Bending the Anesthesia Cost Curve

Anesthesia is a major budget line item for any surgical facility. As patient populations and demand shift to ambulatory settings for more procedures, the number of uninsured grows, and reimbursements, driven by value and not volume shrink under MACRA the revenues and expenses tied to ORs will need to be... Read More