UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care Announces Inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Conference to Be Held June 2014

The University of California Irvine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care will host the inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit on June 7-8, 2014 at The Balboa Bay Report in Newport Beach, California.

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Perioperative Surgical Home Conference 2014

UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care to host inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Conference in June 2014

We are excited to invite physicians and health care executives to join us for a dynamic weekend of discovering a new approach to delivering surgical care

Orange, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014

The University of California Irvine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care will host the inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit on June 7-8, 2014 at The Balboa Bay Report in Newport Beach, California. Anesthesiologists, surgeons and hospital leaders from around the country will gather to learn practical techniques for implementing the Perioperative Surgical Home, an innovative model of patient care pioneered at UC Irvine Medical Center. The Perioperative Surgical Home is a multi-departmental initiative pioneered by anesthesiologists at UC Irvine and aimed at transforming surgical care by improving quality, safety, lowering costs and increasing patient and provider satisfaction. Currently, 60 to 70 percent of all hospital costs are surgical and procedural care. This new model will reform health care from the frontlines.

“We are excited to invite physicians and health care executives to join us for a dynamic weekend of discovering a new approach to delivering surgical care,” Zeev N. Kain, M.D., chair of the UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care Department. “At UC Irvine, we have rolled out the Perioperative Surgical Home with remarkable outcomes, research data and patient satisfaction, which brought us to the point of now sharing our experience with the health care community.”

Kain expects the conference to become an annual event.

Experts in their respective fields and accomplished world-renowned lecturers will draw on panel discussion, open format roundtable discussions that promise to deliver excellent, real-world learning experience of the framework for Perioperative Surgical Home Model. The goal is to equip physicians and health care executives with practical techniques to implement this transformative model at their respective institutions.

The Perioperative Surgical Home, led by the anesthesiologist team, is a continuum of coordinated, patient-centered and multidisciplinary care designed to improve surgical outcomes and safety while reducing recovery times, complications and length of stay in the hospital. The model relies heavily on patient preparedness and evidence-based medicine.

A counterpart to the medical home model, the surgical home is particularly effective in managing healthcare expenses while providing better clinical care. Conference objectives include:

  •     Describing the concepts of the Perioperative Surgical Home model;
  •     Describing how the Perioperative Surgical Home model fits with national healthcare goals;
  •     Describing the steps necessary to create a Perioperative Surgical Home in your institution;
  •     Identifying opportunities to improve coordination of perioperative care;
  •     Assessing the Perioperative Surgical Home as a means to being successful in a competitive and austere economic environment.

The University of California Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To learn more about the Perioperative Surgical Home and how it has helped the UC Irvine anesthesiology department, or to register for the inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Conference, visit the Program Directors Invitation page for more information: http://www.anesthesiology.uci.edu/psh2014.shtml.

About UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is one of the premier anesthesiology departments in the United States, and boasts an excellent residency program for training future doctors. The department is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine and provides anesthesia coverage at the UC Irvine Medical Center; the only university hospital serving Orange County. Established in 1967, the UC Irvine School of Medicine ranks in the top third of American medical schools in terms of research income per faculty member, and has achieved international recognition in fields such as neuroscience, medical imaging, cardiology, and genetics. As one of five University of California medical centers, UC Irvine Medical Center is a thriving Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center with a steady influx of patient volume and surgery complexity. For more information about the UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, please visit: http://www.anesthesiology.uci.edu/.