Implementing an Acuity-Based Resource Model

Because we create custom solutions for hospitals, we have options for practice management in terms of staffing, procedures and cost.

An acuity-based model maximizes provider utilization and helps avoid over staffing. It also deploys providers based on where their skills are most useful.

At Premier, we develop our staffing models using the following criteria:

Is it safe?

The most important consideration in the staffing process is to ensure that the model is safe for the type of facility under consideration. Safety is determined by a number of factors: acuity level, complexity of procedures, clinical expertise, independent practice experience, supervision experience, physical location, etc. At Premier Anesthesia, our staffing models are designed with the collaboration of the anesthesia providers to ensure they aren’t stretched beyond reasonable working conditions.

Is it efficient?

A successful practice ensures on-time starts, rapid turnovers, and facilitates the throughput of patients in a safe, timely manner. Additi