White Papers

November 19, 2015
Anesthesia leadership is in an excellent position to help your facility thrive. The key is a shared commitment to high performance. A value transformation of the anesthesia dollar can reach beyond the clinical to impact operational and financial performance.
September 23, 2015
The transition to outcomes-based payment models has made data capture an important function. This is particularly true of anesthesia, as its quality affects every area of the surgical suite. One of the risks involved in data collection is that the massive quantity of data can overshadow its intended value – immediate improvement of perioperative performance.
June 30, 2015
Healthcare reform opened a floodgate of debate about which healthcare business models and delivery systems will best secure the future of hospitals and the professional staff who support them. Anesthesia, like most other specialties, is undergoing transformation. Providers are expanding roles beyond the technical component of administering anesthesia.
June 4, 2015
Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program is one of theby-products of the transition to value-based care. The more difficult measurement of value is replacing the dollars and cents transaction payments of the traditional volumes-based system. The change tests hospital leadership as it demands effective solutions in creating and managing a very different-looking business model.
April 28, 2015
In this Anesthesia Resource, Somnia examines the most common deficiencies faced by ASCs in their quest for AAAHC accreditation, and how they can be avoided with the help of the anesthesia group.