Newswise — CHICAGO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018, Jan. 26-28, in New Orleans.  The four-day meeting will bring together 700 leaders and subject-matter experts in anesthesia to share new research, knowledge and critical skills needed to stay at the forefront of practice management.  With nearly 100 educational sessions, eight pre-conferences, cutting-edge research presentations, and panel discussions the meeting will address how quality and value can be delivered through physician and practice performance. 

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018 panels and presentations will include:

  • The Perioperative Surgical Home Collaborative: Leading Change in Health Care Delivery Nationally
  • Implementation of a Quality Program in a Hospital – An Institutional Experience
  • It Takes a Village to Redesign Care: Building Teams and Teamwork
  • The Latest on MACRA
  • Human Factors Related to Quality
  • Operating Room, Quality and Productivity Metrics
  • Structuring a Flexible Work Environment
  • Proactively Addressing Disruptive Behavior

Featured speakers will include Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A., associate dean for research information technology and associate professor of anesthesiology, at the University of Michigan, will present “From Big Data to Small Decisions: Using Data to Collaborate and Improve Care,” and David A. Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A., chief medical and system integration officer at the University of Miami Health System in Florida, will address, “The Impact of Financial Incentives and Behavioral Economics on Decision-making by Patients and Providers.”

On Thursday, Jan. 25, the Anesthesia Administrators and Executives will host the pre-conference program, “Climate Change – Anesthesia Practices are Feeling the Heat Too!” Additionally, on Jan. 26, seven pre-conferences will be presented: Fundamentals of Practice Management; Building Effective Leaders; LEAN Achieving Operational Excellence; Developing Your Value Proposition; Billing, Coding and Compliance; The Health Care Hurricane; and Bigger is Not Always Better for Small to Medium Practices.


WHEN:  Friday, January 26 – 28, 2018

WHERE:  Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA

WHY: In today’s evolving health care environment, medical professionals and physician anesthesiologists need to be informed about the latest changes and advances in practice management. Understanding current trends and obtaining the necessary tools to conduct a careful and comprehensive assessment of practice operations and financial management are essential to success.

HOW TO REGISTER:  Journalists can register by contacting Theresa Hill, ASA director of public relations, at 847-268-9246 or [email protected].

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Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit Like ASA on Facebook; follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ASAPM18.


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