Blog: The Information-Powered Patient and Payer: Challenging Hospitals and Changing the Marketplace

By John Di Capua, M.D., Deputy CEO and Chief Medical Officer Information was meant to be free!  That’s what many people believe to be true, and no place is it truer today than when it comes to public reporting of hospital quality measures and outcomes.  A multitude of reporting entities have turned patients into empowered c
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Blog: Step 1 of 5 for a Transformed OR: Efficiency and Effectiveness

By Michael Simon, M.D. Michael Simon, M.D. is a practicing anesthesiologist and Regional Director for North American Partners in Anesthesia (napaanesthesia.com) where he builds and leads perioperative super structures for hospitals throughout the country.     Transforming a hospital’s operating room is no easy tas
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Blog: The Perioperative Super Structure – Why Anesthesia Should Lead

By Michael Simon, M.D. Michael Simon, M.D. is a practicing anesthesiologist and Regional Director for North American Partners in Anesthesia (napaanesthesia.com) where he builds and leads perioperative super structures for hospitals throughout the country.     When I first became involved in drafting the six-part N
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NAPABrief 3: Aligning Your Hospital and Anesthesia Practice for Perioperative Quality Improvement

This is the third NAPABrief in the series of six, entitled “Aligning Your Hospital and Anesthesia Practice for Perioperative Quality Improvement.”  It focuses on delivering the highest clinical quality care across the perioperative spectrum where real-time data collection, benchmarking and robust analytics are essential.
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North American Partners in Anesthesia Announces Release of Strategic Blueprint for Transforming Hospital Operating Rooms in the Post-Reform Era

Series of six NAPABriefs offer hospital leadership proven steps for quality, cost and operational alignment MELVILLE, NY, March 20, 2013 – To address unprecedented challenges facing hospital operating rooms (OR) created by health care reform, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) today released the first two briefs i
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