Knowledge Center

December 1, 2010
Anesthesia providers are deeply concerned about how the advent of accountable care organizations will impact their practice. Jonathan Friedman, Somnia’s COO, offers insights and valuable advice on how to optimize this unique opportunity.
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.
November 9, 2010
On Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Somnia Anesthesia and Becker's Hospital Review cohosted a webinar titled "What New Trends in Anesthesia Quality Will Mean to Your Bottom Line". Our speaker, Hugh Morgan, discussed how hospitals can develop a culture of clinical quality excellence in their anesthesia department that satisfies the new demands laid out by regulatory agencies and the impact it will have on their bottom lines.
October 18, 2010
For the convenience of those who may have the recent webinar co-hosted by HFMA and Somnia Anesthesia entitled, "Driving Value in Anesthesia Services: Strategies for Reducing Subsidies and Improving Performance", a recording of the webinar is available. We invite you to share this link with your colleagues as well.
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.