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Why Outsourcing Anesthesia Should Be on Your New Year’s Resolution List

Due to many factors, including advances in medical technology, patient demand, and financial benefits, office-based surgical procedures are on the rise. In 2019, if you're looking to improve your practice's clinical operations, workflow, and patient experience, here are just 5 (of many!) reasons Why Outsourcing Anesthesia Should Be on Your New Year's Resolution List: Increase [...]

By |2019-01-16T16:48:33+00:00January 16th, 2019|Article|Comments Off on Why Outsourcing Anesthesia Should Be on Your New Year’s Resolution List

Leveraging Anesthesia KPIs to Improve Care

Anesthesia plays a significant, but often under-appreciated role. The performance of anesthesia providers directly affects an ASC’s operation - everything from patient outcomes to surgeon satisfaction to case volume. As procedures migrate out of the inpatient setting and into outpatient settings like ASCs, the importance of anesthesia in delivering safe, high-quality care will continue [...]

By |2019-01-03T19:16:23+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Article|Comments Off on Leveraging Anesthesia KPIs to Improve Care

Don’t Underestimate Anesthesia’s Role in Value-Based Care

The start of a new year is a time for reflection. It presents a marked occasion to look back at accomplishments—both personal and professional— and identify opportunities for improvement. Healthcare facilities resolving to pursue a path toward improvement should apply focus to value-based care in order to meet, and very possibly exceed, their goals for [...]

By |2018-12-21T17:11:25+00:00December 21st, 2018|Article, Value-Based Care|Comments Off on Don’t Underestimate Anesthesia’s Role in Value-Based Care

Outsourcing Anesthesia Helps Create a Competitive Advantage

Office-based surgical procedures are on the rise. The American Society of Anesthesiologists attributes this increase to several factors including advances in medical technology that have made it possible for physicians to perform more complex procedures in-office. Another contributing factor is the convenience of having a procedure done in a more comfortable setting and with a [...]

By |2018-12-18T15:57:05+00:00December 18th, 2018|Article|Comments Off on Outsourcing Anesthesia Helps Create a Competitive Advantage

How Anesthesia Providers Impact Physician Office Value-based Care

The healthcare industry is undergoing a massive transformation as it moves away from the traditional fee-for-service payment model to value-based care. This shift ensures providers focus on improving outcomes and the quality of care a patient receives rather than volume of cases. While there is much trepidation about value-based care, this new reimbursement model presents [...]

By |2018-12-18T16:05:04+00:00December 4th, 2018|Article, Value-Based Care|Comments Off on How Anesthesia Providers Impact Physician Office Value-based Care

Creating a Positive Experience Between Physicians and Anesthesia Providers

When visiting someone’s home it is important to be gracious and show respect. Otherwise, you won’t be invited back. The same holds true for anesthesia providers working in physician-based office settings. No one looks forward to a houseguest that is needy, disrupts routines, or simply won’t pitch in to help. This type of behavior is [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:27:11+00:00November 20th, 2018|Article, Culture|Comments Off on Creating a Positive Experience Between Physicians and Anesthesia Providers

A Day in the Life of a Mobile Anesthesiologists Nurse

Written by: Elise Buikema, RN | Chicago, IL   To be a Mobile Anesthesiologists nurse is to assume the role of taking responsibility for the overall workflow, efficiency, safety, and wellbeing of our patients, clients, colleagues, and organization. We have the unique opportunity to create our own work environment each day as a place where [...]

By |2018-11-06T16:09:54+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Article, Nursing|Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Mobile Anesthesiologists Nurse

Outpatient Surgery: The Industry Gold Standard

While much of the conversation today concerning healthcare focuses on rising costs, stagnant quality, declining access and discouraged providers, the migration of surgical care out of the inpatient setting and into office-based surgical practices represents a silver lining. Within this setting, when clinical performance is held to the highest standards, patients receive quality, efficient and [...]

By |2018-11-06T16:11:27+00:00August 14th, 2018|Article|Comments Off on Outpatient Surgery: The Industry Gold Standard

10 Benefits of Using Mobile Anesthesiologists

There are many ways to measure the success of a business. For the team at Mobile Anesthesiologists, we point to a few statistics and facts: • A client retention rate of 95+%. • Majority of large clients have been with us for 10+ years • No medical malpractice settlements in over 12 years and 300,000 [...]

By |2018-11-06T16:10:27+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Article|Comments Off on 10 Benefits of Using Mobile Anesthesiologists