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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

TUE, JAN 27, 2015

Celebrating CRNAs and Why You Might Want to Consider Them as Part of Your Care Team

This year, National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) Week is being celebrated January 25-31. The theme, “CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care Today,” follows a national public education campaign launched in September 2014 by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and designed to provide healthcare professionals, policymakers and patients... Read More

TUE, DEC 30, 2014

Insights on Modernizing Anesthesia Services

Any of us would be hard pressed to identify one industry in which business is being conducted as it was even five years ago. Every market segment has become hyper-competitive and not having a differentiator can be a death knell. It’s a pretty safe bet that a majority of the... Read More

MON, DEC 22, 2014

Eliminating the Fear of Exploring Anesthesia Options

Change is rarely easy. People get comfortable in their ways. In business, implementing a new and different policy or procedure presents a challenge, especially when it threatens to disrupt a major source of revenue. One reason for the difficulty in implementation, from an executive perspective, may be lack of experience... Read More