April 2012

MON, APR 30, 2012

ACO Growth Prompts New AAAHC Accreditation Program

At its core, the accountable care organization (ACO) healthcare model is designed to provide high-quality patient care at the best possible cost. With its introduction in 2010’s healthcare reform, the concept spurred a sweeping number of changes to hospital operations. As the effects of the change still become evident, organizations nationwide... Read More

TUE, APR 24, 2012

Evaluate Your Anesthesia Department? We've Got an App For That!

Anyone with a smartphone can tell you the thousands – literally – of apps available that range in usefulness from very helpful to downright gratuitous. In the ever-expanding digital tsotchke landscape that is an app store, you’d be hard-pressed to find a program hospital administrators would find useful enough to... Read More

FRI, APR 13, 2012

Drug Shortage Crisis Affecting Hospital Operations

The drug shortage crisis in the United States is no mystery. For the past six years, the problem has become an increasingly difficult situation to address, culminating last year with record levels of shortages. Spurred by a variety of manufacturing issues – notably cutbacks in production and expiration of patents... Read More