It is no secret that the operating room is usually the hospital’s largest revenue source. By proxy, the delivery of anesthesia services is a pillar of every facility’s success, not only financially but for patient satisfaction and quality outcomes. Suffice to say, changing anesthesia providers is a major undertaking that causes many administrators to hesitate to even initiate the process.
When the time does come for a facility to reevaluate its anesthesia needs, one of the best practices to employ is the request for proposal (RFP) process, according to a new resource document published by Somnia Anesthesia. As a way to pinpoint issues and identify potential solutions, the RFP process allows a facility to take a figurative step back and determine what is needed to achieve and maintain clinical and financial excellence.
The new Somnia publication is a how-to guide for hospitals exploring anesthesia options, providing suggestions in all areas to consider, including:
- Recommended personnel for selection committee
- Timing deadline models
- Sample RFP questions
- What to look for when evaluating proposals
- Transition and implementation tips
For more details, download a free copy here.