Navigating the 2024 Anesthesia Labor Market: Insights and Trends
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1w ago
Introduction: In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, understanding the dynamics of the anesthesia labor market is crucial for healthcare organizations striving to recruit and retain top talent. With the release of Somnia Anesthesia’s highly anticipated 2023 Anesthesia Labor Market Survey Report, a comprehensive overview of preferences, salaries, and emerging trends among anesthesia clinicians has emerged, offering invaluable insights for industry stakeholders. Key Highlights: The report sheds light on several key highlights, revealing compelling statistics that underscore the significan ..read more
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Navigating the Financial Landscape: Will Hospitals Experience Expense Relief in 2024?
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by somnia
4M ago
The healthcare industry has been navigating unprecedented challenges, and hospital finances have been under intense scrutiny in recent years. A recent article on Becker’s Hospital Review dives into the question of whether hospitals can expect expense relief in 2024. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key insights from the article and analyze the implications for healthcare providers. Labor Costs and Staffing Challenges: One of the primary areas of concern outlined in the article is the escalation of labor costs. With a competitive job market and a shortage of healthcare professionals, hospit ..read more
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Hospitals have Begun to See a 60% Decrease in the Utilization of Contract Labor Over the Past Year
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by somnia
5M ago
According to a study published by Kaufman Hall on October 24th on the “2023 State of Healthcare Performance Improvement” numbers were up 44% from last year. Of these results the numbers were only predicted to be up by 27%. Within health systems it has been known that the cost of labor is one of the largest costs if not the largest cost. To combat this Hospitals have started to act on reducing these labor costs. Some of the methods that have been adopted by hospitals are internal or enterprise float pools and more per diem or pro re nata employees. With the pandemic of COVID-19 softening, a ste ..read more
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Seventy percent of U.S. Hospitals and Health Systems Will Embrace Cloud-Based Supply Tech by 2026
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by somnia
6M ago
According to a recent Global Exchange (GSX) survey, nearly 70% of hospitals will be using cloud technology to support supply chain management by 2026. While cloud-based technology has been used by hospitals for years for data management and cyber security according to the survey, the adoption of cloud-based technology for supply chain management represents substantial growth. According to the survey taken by the GHX of 103 Hospitals, 45% are already employing cloud technology in supply chain management. And 24% of these hospitals say they are aiming to in 2 years. The introduction of these kin ..read more
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Virtual Reality is Improving Pain Management
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by somnia
8M ago
Cutting-edge technologies such as Virtual Reality are already making a difference in many industries. In healthcare, VR contributes significantly to the quality of medical care and rehabilitation. It’s predicted that the VR healthcare market will reach $6.2 billion in 2029. Virtual reality is making waves in the field of pain management, offering a beacon of hope for those seeking alternative methods for pain relief. The main objective of VR in pain management is to reduce pain perception. Virtual Reality helps achieve a decrease in pain intensity under the hypothesis of active distraction. Wi ..read more
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ASCs’ Anesthesia Issues to Heat Up
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by somnia
9M ago
ASCs rely on anesthesiologists and anesthesia group partnerships to perform their procedures, but in some markets independent anesthesiologists are hard to find. By 2023, there is a projected shortage of 12,500 anesthesiologists nationwide. The anesthesiology workforce is also changing. The Association of American Medical Colleges reported around 43 percent of active anesthesiologists are younger than 55 years old, meaning more than half of the currently practicing anesthesiologists are nearing retirement. Medicare reimbursement for anesthesia dropped 2 percent from 2022 to 2023 while the dema ..read more
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More New Technology Helped Clinical Care During and After The Pandemic
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by somnia
10M ago
During the COVID-19 Pandemic the world needed to adapt to new technology platforms since were forced to stay indoors. Platforms like Zoom and Telemedicine peaked to reduce the spread of disease and allow people to receive non-emergency care. In addition, hospitals and healthcare facilities also started using new in room technology, mobile apps, and AI features. These features include new patient registration through these mobile apps and FaceTime and Video chat capabilities with your healthcare physicians. or specialists, telehealth allows a provider to be at a clinic in one location in the mo ..read more
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Machine Learning Increases Accuracy of ASA Physical Status Scores in Certain Cases
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by somnia
1y ago
Differences in assigning American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status scores to patients may one day become a thing of the past according to this latest study. Thanks to a new machine learning algorithm (ML-ASA) that determines the score using widely available patient data, according to this hospital registry cohort study. “Some surgeons actually make an assessment of the patient’s ASA physical status, while others do not, and simply input a random number,” said Karuna Wongtangman, MD, the anesthesiology digital health laboratory chief at Montefiore Medical Center, in New York C ..read more
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Experts Urge Better Opioid Rescue Drug Access to Save Lives
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by somnia
1y ago
Opioid overdoses have increased the past decade and there is a rescue drug gaining more availability across the U.S. Advocates say naloxone (brand name Narcan), available as a nasal spray and in injectable form is saving lives, when administered correctly and in a timely manner. There’s more naloxone than ever thanks to federal and state policies supplying it to police, firefighters, EMTs, and the general public through local pharmacies. Many municipalities are offering free training classes and passing out naloxone to people who attend these sessions. NEXT Distro is an organization that mails ..read more
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Doctors No Longer Bound by Noncompetes Under FTC’s Proposed Ban
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by somnia
1y ago
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed ban on noncompete clauses in employment contracts is going to dramatically alter the healthcare sector. The proposal would bar employers from entering or enforcing such clauses with employees or independent contractors and require companies to nullify any existing ones within six months. The ban would exempt companies that want to require an owner or partner selling a business from immediately re-entering the field. “Unless you’re willing to move hundreds of miles away or take a huge pay cut to restart your career from scratch, a noncompete can effective ..read more
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