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Measuring Clinical and Quality Productivity in Anesthesiology

By CCI Anesthesia

Data capture, management and analyzation is more important now than ever before in anesthesiology. The introduction of value based reimbursement, increased scrutiny from compliance auditors and pressures to streamline clinical processes necessitate the measurement of clinical and quality productivity. As leaders in anesthesia management, CCI Anesthesia has developed an innovative way to measure these indicators…

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Key Considerations to Outsourcing Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

A common misperception among administrators and practice owners is that outsourcing anesthesia is simply not worth the effort or investment. From issuing an RFP, to interviewing groups, to reviewing proposals, to onboarding new anesthesia providers to finally reach the end goal of enjoying an outsourced anesthesia service can seem too burdensome. However, the right anesthesia…

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Pediatric Anesthesia and Pain Management

By CCI Anesthesia

Anesthesia care for children is significantly different from anesthesia care for adults. Pain management for pediatric patients is also much different. Even beyond the pharmacological and physiological differences behind anesthetic techniques and drug choices, there are key differences between pediatric and adult anesthetic care and pain management that every anesthesia provider should embrace.  Emotional Aspects…

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Promoting Effective Communication in the Operating Room

By CCI Anesthesia

Communication among anesthesia providers and surgeons is becoming increasingly important in the delivery of high-quality patient care with excellent outcomes. Considering the fact that most patients receive medical care from a team of specialists, it is essential that these specialists work together for the benefit of each patient. When it comes to communication in the…

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How to Address Start Time Delays in Operating Rooms

By CCI Anesthesia

If you are a hospital administrator or operating room director experiencing growing concerns over first case start delays, you are in the right place. Since 2004, CCI Anesthesia has been able to help facilities overcome these inefficiencies through a variety of proven strategies. Here, we will discuss some of the most common causes of first…

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Keys to a Smooth Anesthesia Management Transition

By CCI Anesthesia

A common misperception among hospital or surgery center administrators is that transitioning to a new anesthesia management company is a long, painful process. While some transitions are certainly more difficult than others, the vast majority of transitions to CCI Anesthesia have been extremely smooth. As a comprehensive provider of anesthesia practice management services since 2004,…

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The Case for an All CRNA Practice

By CCI Anesthesia

Anesthesiologists and CRNAs work together every day to provide anesthesia care to surgical patients as well as pain management services. Each kind of anesthesia provider type plays an important role in the day-to-day management of cases and patient care delivery. Most facilities utilize a strategic mix of anesthesiologists and CRNAs to best cover their unique…

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Tips for Recruiting Anesthesia Providers

By CCI Anesthesia

During the current shortage of anesthesia providers in which we are living, recruitment has quickly become a top priority and important focus of anesthesia departments all over the world. This shortage is largely due to the exodus of anesthesiologists and CRNAs from the baby boomer generation into retirement, but the rising costs of education and…

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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic – Opioid Free Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

Many opioid addicts trace the beginning of their addiction back to a hospital stay when they received opioids as an analgesic modality. With the opioid epidemic ravaging today’s world, it makes sense for anesthesia providers to consider anesthetic alternatives that lead to reduced or eliminated opioid usage. According to Mayo Clinic, as many as two…

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Improving Anesthesia Information Management

By CCI Anesthesia

The delivery of anesthesia care is both an art and science. It takes skill, extreme attention to detail and compassion to provide this specific type of care to patients every day. Since the practice of anesthesia necessitates a hands-on approach, the information management aspect of it that happens behind the scenes is rarely thought of…

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