This issue of Anesthesiology Clinics focuses on Anesthesia Out of the Operating Room. Editors Mark Weiss and Wendy Gross have assembled an expert team of authors on topics such as: A Changing Landscape: Demands of Integrated Care Delivery: Interventional Medicine and Anesthesiology: Engineering Challenges and Interdisciplinary Teamwork; Organizational Infrastructure: Attaining and Teaching Clinical Excellence. Improvement across specialties by implementing an “Institute mentality in the clinical arena; Quality: Who’s rules apply?; Electronic Health Records; Monitoring; Interventional Radiology (NOT RADIATION): (Safety/Tumor Ablation/Adult radiology/ equipment); Approaches to Vascular Disease; Cath Lab: Structural Heart Disease, Devices and TAVR; EP Lab; Cardioversions and TEEs; Upper GI EGD and new procedures; Colonoscopy and new procedures anesthesiologist and GI person; Endoscopic Surgery, repair of surgical procedures, bariatric procedures; Interventional Pulmonology; Pediatrics; Market Evaluation; Finances, Bundled Payments and ACOs; Competitive Strategy or Joint Venture Finance: potential threats and likely future scenarios.
By Mark S. Weiss, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Director of Inpatient Anesthesia Endoscopy Services, Perelman School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wendy L. Gross, MD, MHCM, Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts