Robert Stiefel, MD, principal at Enhance Healthcare Consulting, invited this session’s attendees to see how OR leaders can align their strategy—be it financial, staffing, or other—with anesthesia providers to maximize perioperative performance.
As with all facets of healthcare, especially seen in nursing, anesthesia providers are also facing massive staffing shortages in their space; and the deficit, Stiefel highlighted, is more glaring with nurse anesthesiologists (CRNA) rather than physicians. “Labor costs for anesthesia providers have shot through the roof,” said Stiefel.
To help combat this other side of the staffing crisis, there are several alignment opportunities between OR leadership and anesthesia providers, including facilities, OR efficiency, enhanced recovery, and quality initiatives. “It’s about getting them to recognize and pursue these opportunities for partnership,” Stiefel explained.
The alignment opportunities fall under:
Stay tuned for more select OR Business Management session highlights this week.