White Papers

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.
August 29, 2014
This resource material outlines how anesthesia services are likely to impact the success of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in healthcare reform, and reasons why facilities and providers should consider collaborating with an Accountable Anesthesia Organization™ (AAO). Read about the role and benefits of anesthesia in ACOs and in the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care.