Knowledge Center

September 23, 2015
The transition to outcomes-based payment models has made data capture an important function. This is particularly true of anesthesia, as its quality affects every area of the surgical suite. One of the risks involved in data collection is that the massive quantity of data can overshadow its intended value – immediate improvement of perioperative performance.
August 24, 2015
In this HFMA Business Profile, Somnia president and CEO Marc Koch, MD, MBA, explains how hospitals can drive transformative change in the perioperative experience to achieve outstanding clinical and financial outcomes.
July 23, 2015
When evaluating anesthesia management, Somnia recommends adding two more Rs: the right provider and the right cost, to build a comprehensive anesthesia service delivery model that effectively addresses the complex challenges facing healthcare.
June 30, 2015
Healthcare reform opened a floodgate of debate about which healthcare business models and delivery systems will best secure the future of hospitals and the professional staff who support them. Anesthesia, like most other specialties, is undergoing transformation. Providers are expanding roles beyond the technical component of administering anesthesia.
June 4, 2015
Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program is one of theby-products of the transition to value-based care. The more difficult measurement of value is replacing the dollars and cents transaction payments of the traditional volumes-based system. The change tests hospital leadership as it demands effective solutions in creating and managing a very different-looking business model.