White Papers

April 2, 2015
As ongoing healthcare reform demands improved quality-of-care with greater efficiency and patient satisfaction, the role of the anesthesia provider in perioperative care becomes increasingly influential. Anesthesia’s impact on the complete continuum of care allows it to naturally assume a leadership role.
March 1, 2015
This white paper reviews hospital and ASC management challenges, identifies five warning signs of underperformance in anesthesia, and shares specific elements for high performance in anesthesia management.
February 26, 2015
This survey of anesthesia professionals, sponsored by Somnia and GasWork.com, offers insight to the experience, specialties, and practice location preferences of anesthesia professionals in the U.S. The report shares specific results from the survey and incorporates an analysis of other industry reports and trends in the anesthesia workforce, including projected labor shortages, regional variations, and practice model differences.
December 15, 2014
This white paper provides an all-encompassing review of CRNAs role in anesthesia services, highlighting the history of the profession, the education, licensing, and experience requirements; and analyzes how and why hospitals choose a blended care team model and the potential benefits of doing so.
November 4, 2014
In this article, first published in HFM magazine, Hugh Morgan, Somnia's VP of Quality, discusses four primary areas that hospital leaders should consider in analyzing the anesthesia cost curve at their organizations and determining the ROI they should expect for their anesthesia spend