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Value-Based Care: Anesthesia’s Role & How It’s Impacting You

Value-Based Care: Anesthesia's Role & How It's Impacting You Given all of the change and disruption going on in healthcare today, it is about being in front of the wave rather than waiting for it to swallow you whole. The focus on price transparency, patient education and input, safety and quality of care, [...]

By |2019-04-02T12:58:11+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Article, Value-Based Care|Comments Off on Value-Based Care: Anesthesia’s Role & How It’s Impacting You

Anesthesiologists Are Essential to Patient Safety

Anesthesiologists Are Essential to Patient Safety Patient Safety Awareness Week is a dedicated time to raise awareness of healthcare safety and to recognize the positive work being done. It’s also a prime opportunity to acknowledge the important role anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, especially in office-based surgical environments. Surgical procedures are [...]

By |2019-03-14T12:19:22+00:00March 11th, 2019|Article, Nursing|Comments Off on Anesthesiologists Are Essential to Patient Safety

Anesthesia’s Role in Physician Office Accreditation

Anesthesia’s Role in Physician Office Accreditation Accreditation requirements for office-based surgery vary by state, with some states having no requirements at all. And while there is no blanket mandate, accreditation is becoming increasingly common because of the many benefits it has to offer. Accreditation provides physicians with a roadmap for strengthening patient safety [...]

By |2019-03-01T03:33:13+00:00March 1st, 2019|Article, Culture|Comments Off on Anesthesia’s Role in Physician Office Accreditation

Three Ways Your Anesthesia Provider Can Improve Physician Quality of Life

Three Ways Your Anesthesia Provider Can Improve Physician Quality of Life The benefits associated with performing surgical procedures in an office-based setting are plenty. Beyond the financial incentives, which include higher reimbursements, many physicians are moving away from hospitals and surgery centers because of the improved quality of life often associated with performing [...]

By |2019-03-04T22:18:00+00:00February 15th, 2019|Article, Culture|Comments Off on Three Ways Your Anesthesia Provider Can Improve Physician Quality of Life

Reminder: Don’t Hire the Resume, Hire the Person

Reminder: Don't Hire the Resume, Hire the Person The outfit was carefully selected, every hair in place. The resume and prestigious degree, equally impressive. The accolades and field talents were all there. Every box was checked and all the right words said. Another graduate from a prestigious school with a “perfect” record, hired! [...]

By |2019-03-04T22:21:27+00:00January 30th, 2019|Article, Culture|Comments Off on Reminder: Don’t Hire the Resume, Hire the Person

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

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!) [...]

By |2019-03-04T22:33:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|Article|Comments Off on Why Outsourcing Anesthesia Should Be on Your New Year’s Resolution List

Just a Few Words can Mean the World to Your Patients & Their Families

The decision to pursue a career in healthcare is typically driven by a person’s desire to help others. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a strong sense of empathy is a key trait within the industry. Attention to detail, respect and excellent communication skills are also common characteristics among successful medical professionals. When [...]

By |2019-01-18T16:22:45+00:00January 15th, 2019|Culture, Nursing|Comments Off on Just a Few Words can Mean the World to Your Patients & Their Families

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

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 [...]

By |2019-03-04T22:49:03+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

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 [...]

By |2019-03-04T22:47:48+00:00December 18th, 2018|Article|Comments Off on Outsourcing Anesthesia Helps Create a Competitive Advantage