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Case Study: Leadership Matters When Training Anesthesiology Residents and Nursing Students

NorthStar Anesthesia develops plan to improve educational opportunities for residents and certified registered nurse anesthetist students at Detroit M...

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Case Study: Regional Approach to Anesthesia Services Improves Efficiency of Patient Care

NorthStar Anesthesia strategy targets staffing, workflow and documentation at Detroit Medical Center...

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Case Study: Experienced Leadership Guides Cultural Change to Hospital's Anesthesia Services

By focusing on the needs of customers and clinicians, NorthStar Anesthesia’s approach drives a significant increase in surgical volume at Owensboro...

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Enhanced Recovery Pathways Reduce Surgical Complications and Shorten Length of Stay

NorthStar Anesthesia leading efforts at Detroit Medical Center to incorporate enhanced recovery pathways into patient care...

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Revamped Deployment of Anesthesia Staff Improves Efficiency

With NorthStar Anesthesia’s innovative staffing model, Dyersburg (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center is serving the same number of anesthesia patients a...

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Case Study: Experience Counts When Transitioning to a New Anesthesia Management Team

NorthStar Anesthesia identifies leadership teams, emphasizes teamwork, communication and performance measurement to revamp the care team model at Detr...

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Improving Surgical On-Time Starts and Room Turnover Times

Improvements in on-time surgical start times and room turnover times can have a dramatic effect on the operational and financial efficiency of surgica...

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Creating a Framework Around the Anesthesia Process Improves Clinical Excellence

Clinical Excellence: A familiar, but seemingly elusive phrase...

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Wrapping Your Head - And Your Wallet - Around Value-Based Reimbursement

Knowing how anesthesiologists and CRNAs get paid is the first step toward understanding the risks and rewards of value-based reimbursement for anesthe...

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The Importance of Critical Self-Analysis

Anesthesiologists and CRNAs should use outcomes data on a regular basis to measure the clinical and financial impact of how they practice...

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Willpower: A Depletable Resource

The theory of ego-depletion and how it can impact anesthesia providers in their day-to-day decision making...

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3 Tips to Reduce Pharmacy Expenses

Pharmacy expenses are a constant target for cost containment with hospital and ASC administrators...

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Re-Imagining the Anesthesia Care Model

Disruptive innovation is coming to anesthesia services, and it's coming in the form of anesthesia care models that are customized to the needs of pati...

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Anesthesia Needle Pointing Up

The mix of healthcare market forces indicates the the job market for anesthesiologists and CRNAs will be strong for many years to come...

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Living With Quality Measures

Taking these three steps can convert quality metrics reporting from a necessary evil for anesthesia services to a simple process that supports positiv...

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Smoothing Out Ruffled Feathers and Compensation Levels

Why you should consider the findings from the recent study on gender differences in anesthesiologist compensation - A final farewell to the old way of...

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Anesthesia Services and ICD-10: It's All About the Documentation

Anesthesiologists and CRNAs who take clinical documentation seriously will contribute to the ICD-10 compliance success of their practice and maximize...

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Job Hunting 101 for Anesthesiologists and CRNAs

New anesthesiologists and CRNAs have been so busy learning their craft, they may not have thought about how to land their first job...

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Seeing Beyond the Operating Room

As value-based reimbursement systems begin to expand, clinicians who provide anesthesia services must recognize and embrace their broader role in affe...

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NorthStar Partner Facilities Recognized as "Best Hospitals for Surgery"

Congrats to four of our partner facilities for being recognized as the best Hospitals for Surgery by Consumer Reports!...

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Using Technology to Engage Patients

Could technology help with patient satisfaction? Carlie Jarvis, vice president of health reform at NextGen Healthcare, writes...

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NorthStar Named to Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing US Companies

Six Dallas-Fort Worth area healthcare companies have been named to Inc. Magazine's annual list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States...

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