Many top executives and healthcare professionals have set ambitious goals for their facilities in 2016. In this new year, we can expect industry changes, new healthcare trends, and incentives for improvement. Both hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers are taking these changes seriously as senior management teams focus on their 2016 goals and expectations.
To get a close-up look at executives’ top concerns, Somnia conducted an email survey asking CEOs to express their top three areas of focus for their hospital/ambulatory surgery center in 2016. The majority of healthcare professionals surveyed expressed interest in improved clinical quality, reduction in overall expenditures, and increased patient satisfaction. Improvements in clinical quality were recorded as the first priorities of hospital CEOs, while ambulatory center CEOs were more interested in lowering overall expenditures. It is clear that both hospitals and ambulatory centers are highly concerned with achieving the highest level of patient satisfaction.
These responses are indicative of larger emerging healthcare trends. A recent FierceHealthcare article titled, “2016 Trends: Hospital execs predict healthcare industry focus areas,”interviewed various accomplished healthcare professionals and found results similar to Somnia’s survey. Nicholas Tejeda, CEO of The Hospitals of Providence East Campus in El Paso Texas, expects more hospitals to provide effective and exceptional clinical care and comments, “Hopefully, hospitals have already assessed key topics, such as clinical service capabilities, organizational structure, operational competencies, relationships with post-acute providers and other facets of value-based care delivery.” It is clear that clinical quality excellence is a priority for physicians, managers, and patients alike.
Understanding the concerns of our client partners is critical to providing the finest perioperative anesthesia management. Our company is dedicated to clinical quality excellence, financial efficacy, and operational efficiency. Providing insightful, educational information is just one aspect of that commitment. Our recent white paper, “Transforming the Value of Your Anesthesia Dollar,” discusses ways hospitals and outpatient facilities can improve clinical quality, financial performance and operational efficiency.
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