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TUE, DEC 22, 2015

Transforming the Value of Your Anesthesia Dollar Part 2: Operational Performance

Operational efficiency is the driver of success for hospitals today. In today’s fast-paced and fluctuating healthcare environment, it is essential that management teams focus on maximizing operational performance across all units. Studies have shown that a hospital’s operating room generates an estimated 70 percent of its revenue and is responsible... Read More

MON, DEC 14, 2015

Transforming the Value of Your Anesthesia Dollar: Part 1, Clinical Performance

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides over 100 million Americans with exceptional care and has been operating in the U.S. Health System for 50 years. This distinguished service has created professional healthcare standards and requirements for hospitals to achieve clinical excellence. Now, more than ever, anesthesia providers... Read More

TUE, NOV 10, 2015

CRNAs: Cost-Effectiveness without Compromising Quality

One of the hottest debates in anesthesia today is CRNA supervision and integration in the Care Team Model. As there have been considerable increases in the number of CRNAs administering anesthetics each year, hospitals may need to consider how beneficial CRNA-MD Care Models can be. Following the national public education... Read More

TUE, AUG 18, 2015

How ASCs are Transforming Surgical Care in the U.S.

Medicare and Medicaid are celebrating a 50th anniversary in the U.S. Health Care system. The revolutionary system created 50 years ago is responsible for assisting more than 100 million Americans who are unable to afford the costs of staying healthy. Ambulatory Surgery Centers have also had an important impact on health... Read More

THU, JUL 23, 2015

Correlating Patient Satisfaction and Surgical Quality

The perceived link between quality of care and patient satisfaction scores has been strengthened by two recent studies. Because patient satisfaction is a significant factor in payment policy, it’s worth examining the reality of that link further. In the first of the two studies, published in the January 2015 issue of Annals... Read More