Changing the Way We Operate

Moving the medical industry forward through education around the safety and advantages of in-office and clinic-based surgical suites.

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Retailers are Exiting Healthcare Part 1: What Drove Them Out?

Retail healthcare was poised to be a major disruptor. Unfortunately, in the past few months, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and Walmart have all exited clinic and primary care spaces. While their entrance was a controversial choice, the undercurrent was hopeful. The quintuple aim’s goals are, in part, to improve access to care and improve quality of…

Site of Service Transition Creates New Career Opportunities for Anesthesiologists

Despite how difficult change can be in healthcare, ASC and office-based surgery continues to explode. This site of service transition is creating new career opportunities for anesthesiologists, so much so that a whopping 81% of anesthesiologists are employed in outpatient settings. This means for anesthesiologists, CRNAs, and anesthesiology assistants, the routine of early mornings, rotating…

The Critical Partnership Between the Clinical and Business Teams

Healthcare GDP is 9% of US GDP, 4th overall, weighing in at $2.3T. It’s also the largest source of government spending, at 28% of the federal budget (nearly doubling the DoD budget for the largest military in the world). Balancing clinical and quality of care requirements while also dealing with shrinking reimbursements and major consolidation…

Ambulatory Management Solutions Rebrands to Ambulatory Anesthesia Care (AAC)

One of the lynchpins of safe, effective surgery is exceptional anesthesia. Obsessive dedication to quality and dogged pursuit of innovation by groups like Mobile Anesthesiologists in Chicago, Noble Anesthesia Partners in Texas, and M2 Anesthesia, a pediatric dental anesthesia group in the PNW, are all part of a larger ecosystem of success. That success has…

Anesthesiologists Are Essential to Patient Safety

With the growth of ambulatory surgery, there are increased efforts to meet demand. One approach has been changing requirements on physician-anesthesiologists in the OR, including two bills up for consideration in Illinois, both removing the requirements for direct anesthesiologist supervision of CRNAs or other providers when delivering anesthesia (1 and 2). While CRNAs are an…

The Scope Podcast

What Procedures are Physicians Performing In-Office?

One could make the argument that physician’s offices and clinics have always seen, to varying degrees, procedures performed therein. But in terms of modern medicine, surgeries and other procedures have taken place in office and clinic-based surgical suites since the 1970s, and with increasing regularity since the 1980s. Today, tens of millions of procedures are…