White Papers

July 12, 2011
The decision to change anesthesia providers is a significant one, involving much more than simply hiring a new clinical team. It requires a thoughtful, well-managed approach that considers every stakeholder who will be affected by the change. This white paper describes three phases for anesthesia onboarding and change management in hospitals, and outlines best practices for a successful transition to a new anesthesia partner.
February 4, 2011
This resource material discusses how partnering with an anesthesia management company helps to clarify the mystery surrounding anesthesia services. Read how an effective management company can offer transparency and align goals with the hospital's needs - inside and outside the OR.
November 30, 2010
Today it is not enough to have a clinically competent anesthesia team working in your OR. Learn how even the most skilled clinical team can expose a hospital to financial, administrative and quality performance risk with our latest white paper.
September 9, 2010
No hospital executive wants to choose between finding additional funds for anesthesia services and reducing the number of surgeries at the facility. However, that is what many of today's anesthesia staffing models force executives to do. How serious is the problem? The Advisory Board Company reports nearly half of all hospitals temporarily closed operating rooms (ORs) due to the lack of anesthesia coverage. A tight market makes it exceedingly difficult to find additional funds, and reducing surgeries hurts the bottom line. Industry trends, such as staffing shortages and a rise in performance-based payment systems, add to the hospital's ongoing challenges.
June 11, 2010
"Driving Value in Anesthesia" is the topic of an white paper published in the June issue of HFM Magazine. Interviews with Lawrence M. Schecter, MD, FACS, Maureen Martin, MD, FACS, and Marc E. Koch, MD, MBA, shed light on the complex relationship between the clinical and non-clinical drivers of value around the OR, a hospital's key revenue generator.