Knowledge Center

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.
August 9, 2010
Hugh Morgan, Somnia's Quality Assurance Officer sits down with us and discusses Somnia's Anesthesia Quality Assurance Program and its importance to hospital's today.
June 11, 2010
Q&A with Jonathan Friedman, COO, Somnia Anesthesia
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.