White Papers

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
October 8, 2014
Healthcare has placed more demanding requirements on healthcare organization management, sparking renewed interest in MSOs. This slidedoc explores three common myths of anesthesia MSOs and demonstrates why understanding the truth behind those myths can help you enhance the delivery of your anesthesia care.
September 22, 2014
Recent changes in our healthcare marketplace are forcing clinicians to be experts in business and finance as well as anesthesiology. Increasing requirements for quality, cost efficiency and regulatory compliance demand that we rethink the way we deliver care to our patients. This issue of Anesthesia Perspectives describes marketplace influences and how combining the strengths of the right MSO partnership improves anesthesia performance and outcomes, lowers costs, and helps your facility stay competitive.