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FRI, DEC 9, 2011

Patient Experience in Healthcare Means More Than Being Nice

When a patient has a poor healthcare experience, there is more at stake than just an unhappy patient. The fallout could have serious repercussions to the bottom line. A new white paper from the Beryl Institute, Return on Service: The Financial Impression of Uncomplaining Experience, examines the impact on the financial, marketing... Read More

FRI, DEC 2, 2011

New Anesthesia & Analgesia App Just Released

It's here - video on demand for anesthesia. It may not be the latest sci-fi flick, but it is one of the features of the new iPad application (app) for Anesthesia & Analgesia, the official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). Editors unveiled the new software, which offers the entire content of each edition... Read More

TUE, NOV 22, 2011

Anesthesia Plays Key Role in Hospitals of the Future

The shift from a volumes-based business model to one based on outcomes has anesthesia providers and hospitals speculating on the future. The American Hospital Association (AHA) shares ideas for shaping the delivery of health care in its new report, Hospitals and Care Systems of the Future. The report offers recommendations on what... Read More

FRI, NOV 18, 2011

Somnia Releases How-To Guide for Anesthesia Options in Hospitals

It is no secret that the operating room is usually the hospital’s largest revenue source. By proxy, the delivery of anesthesia services is a pillar of every facility’s success, not only financially but for patient satisfaction and quality outcomes. Suffice to say, changing anesthesia providers is a major undertaking that... Read More

THU, NOV 10, 2011

Study Shows Patient Driving Abilities In Tact After Minor Surgery

Ambulatory surgical procedures are becoming more common. A recent study examined the effect of short-acting anesthetics on patients' driving abilities pre- and post-surgery. Study Findings Researchers tested 198 patients scheduled for minor, same day surgery. They used a driving simulator that reproduced a drive similar to one from the hospital to the patient's home. The... Read More