Knowledge Center

April 27, 2010
The survival of today's hospitals depends on how well management balances the financial, administrative and quality performance of their staff. One method for achieving a positive return on investment (ROI) is to establish the hospital's operating room (OR) as a center of excellence. Effective management of anesthesia services plays a pivotal role in achieving excellence in the OR. This white paper examines what drives value in the OR and how focusing on clinical quality excellence in anesthesia services is an effective technique for maximizing OR efficiencies.
April 19, 2010
The Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation just published the secret to preventing both postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and postoperative pain in the April 2010 issue of 'Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,' the undisputed number one journal in the field.
March 29, 2010
On March 23, Somnia Anesthesia Services hosted a Webinar titled, "Improving Operating Room and Anesthesia Efficiency in Your Hospital," which highlighted how anesthesia efficiency can affect OR efficiencies and a hospital's revenues. Presenters were Debra Shumelda, director perioperative services of St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, N.Y., and Robert Goldstein, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Somnia Anesthesia Services.
March 25, 2010
This is the first in a series of white papers designed to explore issues germane to hospitals struggling to control anesthesia subsidies. While market conditions may not drive subsidies down, or cause them to disappear entirely, understanding their etiology may provide facilities a lens through which to view them and offer perspective. The series is especially valuable for those who are concerned with qualitative, quantitative and/or financial aspects of ORs, anesthesia services or other contingent services.
March 25, 2010
What are some anesthesia trends/advances you're seeing in the ASC setting? Lagging marketplace perception concerning the non-congruency between ASC and anesthesia financials. ASC facility fees almost always dwarf anesthesia professional fees. As a result, a surgery center may turn a profit for a given operating room surgical volume on a given day but this volume may not provide ample compensation to support an anesthesiologist working for market rates.