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FRI, JUN 15, 2012

Job Search for New Anesthesia Grads – What Do Recruiters Look For?

June is the time of year when new grads are thinking about beginning the next phase of their lives, and landing their first jobs. However, like many medical professionals, graduating anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists receive only a small amount of instruction in navigating a job search. In addition to... Read More

FRI, JUN 1, 2012

Increasing Cost of GI Visits Come Under Fire in NY Times Story

The prevalence of gastrointestinal procedures has grown at a considerable rate in the last few decades with over 20 million endoscopies performed in the United States each year. Nowadays, it is recommended that all Americans undergo a screening at the age of 50, and repeat the procedure every 10 years.   With... Read More

THU, MAY 31, 2012

Somnia's Marc Koch on Ensuring Hospital OR Success

In mid-May, hundreds of hospital executives and industry leaders convened in Chicago for the 2012 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Conference. The featured speakers spoke on a variety of issues impacting today’s healthcare environment including ACOs, physician-hospital integration and improving profitability. Somnia was proud to be a “gold” exhibitor at the conference... Read More

THU, MAY 17, 2012

Preop Visits with Anesthesiologist Likely to Reduce Cancelled Surgeries

You’ve heard the statistic before: according to various estimates, 60-70% of all hospital revenue is generated by the operating room. Thus, it’s a given that the need for surgeries to be conducted as scheduled is a very high priority for hospital administrators. Not surprisingly, a recent study showed that hospitals lose... Read More

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