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THU, APR 2, 2015

ASC Consolidation and the Triple Aim: Financial Success vs. Improved Patient Care

The Ambulatory Surgery Center sector has undergone significant growth and an increase in merger and acquisition activity over the past several years. Reduced healthcare spending (a trend which may now be reversing), improved quality in outpatient care, progressive surgical and anesthesia techniques, and pressure from insurers to lower costs have... Read More

MON, MAR 30, 2015

Transforming the Role of Anesthesiologist

One of the most positive effects of recent healthcare reform is the focus on patient-centered care and the integration of care among the variety of physicians, nurses, labs, pharmacists, and myriad other clinicians involved in a patient’s care. While almost all medical professionals can agree that greater communication among a... Read More

WED, MAR 18, 2015

2014 Anesthesia Labor Market Survey: Trends and Analysis

As the anesthesia profession faces physician shortages, sweeping changes in healthcare legislation, and a laser-like focus on cost control, it is paramount to understand those who make up the anesthesia workforce. Somnia’s recently-conducted anesthesia labor market survey, in collaboration with GasWork.com, sheds light regarding the years of experience, selected specialties,... Read More

WED, MAR 4, 2015

Can You Identify an Underperforming Anesthesia Team?

The fundamental challenge facing hospitals and surgery centers is the so-called “triple aim” of improving population health, providing a better patient experience, and lowering per capita cost of care. The anesthesia team’s involvement across the entire perioperative process, combined with the fact that surgical care is often a facility’s prime... Read More

FRI, FEB 20, 2015

Six Questions to Test 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