March 2011

TUE, MAR 29, 2011

Health Information Technology Study Reviews Effects on Outcomes

There is no shortage of articles regarding Health Information Technology (IT). A recent study published in the journal Health Affairs, reviewed articles on health IT and its effect on outcomes, including quality, efficiency and provider satisfaction. Health IT Incentives In 2009, Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health... Read More

FRI, MAR 18, 2011

Poster Presentation by Somnia Anesthesia & St. Mary’s Hospital

Somnia Anesthesia partnered with nurses and physicians at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, New York to study peri-operative care of surgical patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Capital District Nursing Research Alliance awarded the study team with a poster presentation on the topic at the Alliance's next conference. The presentation,... Read More

FRI, MAR 4, 2011

Study Shows Anesthesia Need Beyond Compliance

Anesthesia regulatory and accreditation standards are the baseline for clinical quality. A study conducted by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center demonstrated the importance of going beyond compliance. Study Results Researchers collected data from 164 operating room cases involving anesthesia. The results revealed anesthesia providers are one significant source of contamination in the operating room. In... Read More