Joshua Sappenfield, MD, Presents at ASA Conference

Dr. Joshua Sappenfield presented “Implementation Case Studies: Successful PSH Pilots” as part of a panel at the 2017 American Society of Anesthesiology’s 2017 Spring Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative.

Dr. Sappenfield presenting at the 2017 ASA Conference

The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a patient-centered, physician-led system of coordinated care that guides patients through the entire surgical experience. The PSH model of care achieves the triple aim: better health care, a better quality of patient experience, and lower costs.

Under Dr. Sappenfield’s leadership we continue to make improvements in communication, glucose control, and service-specific initiatives with Urology and Orthopaedics.

This conference serves as a way for participants in the PSH collaborative to share ideas, solutions, and lessons learned regarding implementing and growing the PSH model at their respective organizations.

There were also discussions regarding current and upcoming policy changes influencing the shift towards PSH models. Attending health systems included Boston Children’s Hospital, Florida Hospital Tampa, Henry Ford, Intermountain Healthcare, Loma Linda, Ohio State University, Penn State, and UCLA, among many others.

In total, there are 149 PSH pilots occurring across the country.