Providing excellent patient care will always be your ASC’s top priority. However, to improve efficiency, profitability, and patient and staff satisfaction, you must also run your center like a business.
Anesthesia is a vital department within your business; without it, resources are wasted, cases are delayed or canceled, and patients are stalled in backlogs. A successful business wouldn’t allow cancellations, staffing and scheduling problems, and other inefficiencies to become the norm, and neither should you.
Now is the time to professionalize your approach to anesthesia management to streamline your center’s operations and better serve your patients. Here are three key strategies for optimizing anesthesia for a smooth patient experience.
Get the Best Providers
Hire anesthesia providers that not only meet high clinical standards but also bring the right attitude to your team. At CarePlus, we often say, “OK service isn’t OK.” The best providers have experience and skill sets that align with your center’s needs, and they also are willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever needs to be done. If it benefits the patient and the center, they won’t hesitate to start an IV or stay until the last case of the day is finished. CarePlus thoroughly screens all candidates for credentials and background to find the ideal permanent or locum tenens providers for your center.
Canceled procedures are costly in more ways than one. If you regularly have to cancel procedures due to staffing issues, your center will suffer negative repercussions, including poorly managed resources, long waiting lists, and decreases in staff morale and patient satisfaction.
Don’t accept staffing challenges as a given. Work with an anesthesia management partner that can resolve cancellation headaches and quickly find a provider to accommodate your schedule. CarePlus guarantees coverage for our clients, and we’ve never missed a day of service.
Consistently Improve Efficiency
Clinical excellence is essential, but it doesn’t make up for operational shortcomings. Analyze each part of your center’s anesthesia management and identify inefficiencies that are holding you back. Which problems are easily solvable? How can you do more with your current resources? For example, could you increase your daily case load, improve turnover times, or reduce the number of cancellations and delays?
CarePlus monitors important benchmarks like time per case and turnover time by procedure,
team, and physician, and compares them with centers nationwide to determine insights and best practices that drive improvements.
Interested in how CarePlus can professionalize your anesthesia management? Get in touch with our team.