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THU, MAR 23, 2017

Achieving Smarter Anesthesia Management in Ambulatory Settings

An informal survey of patients about to undergo a procedure in an ambulatory environment might find their responses suggest a certain comfort level. Why, they have an expectation that they’ll be in and out, same day. Indeed, past studies have concluded that perioperative times were significantly shorter in freestanding ASCs... Read More

MON, FEB 27, 2017

How Anesthesiologists Can Help Create Greener ORs

When discussing greenhouse gas emissions, it would be interesting to know how many times healthcare is mentioned. No doubt the industrial and automotive sectors take center stage, however, a University of Chicago study, cited by a recently revised paper published the American Society of Anesthesiologists, states that healthcare accounts for... Read More

TUE, FEB 14, 2017

Value: Trending in Healthcare [Infographic]

Think about it, what consumer or what business isn’t focused on gaining or delivering value these days? Value isn’t only trending in healthcare today, it’s reshaping that industry for both providers and payers. According to PwC, renown consulting powerhouse, healthcare organizations will make the shift to the new value culture in... Read More

MON, JAN 30, 2017

In Case You Missed It… Who’s Coordinating Patient Care?

A recently commissioned Harris Poll Survey of seniors found that the majority either relied on themselves or a family member to help them coordinate their care across multiple providers. The survey also found a significant percentage of them saw at least three healthcare providers in the past year.  While the... Read More

TUE, JAN 17, 2017

2016 Just Gone, Not Forgotten in Healthcare

Last year delivered some interesting events and challenges to the healthcare arena. Let’s see, there were the huge “price adjustments” for certain drugs (the EpiPen and an antiparasitic pill), the impending “repeal and replace” of the ACA, and the devastating explosion of opioid drug use and resulting ODs, to name... Read More