SOURCE: North American Partners in Anesthesia

North American Partners in Anesthesia

January 06, 2014 10:00 ET

North American Partners in Anesthesia CEO John Di Capua Addresses Health Care Delegates at Govtoday Conference in London

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - January 06, 2014) - North American Partners in Anesthesia's (NAPA) John Di Capua, M.D., recently presented as a featured speaker to a worldwide audience of health care delegates at Govtoday's national conference entitled Improving Patient Care: Health and Social Care Reform. The event took place on December 5, 2013 at the Brewery Conference Centre in London, England.

Dr. Di Capua presented on the topic, "How can real-time remote video auditing (RVA) improve operating theatre safety & efficiencies? Solutions from the United States being introduced to the NHS." During the presentation, Dr. Di Capua discussed the dramatic impact of the combination of NAPA's safety protocols and processes when combined with RVA technology. He illustrated how the affiliation has impacted critical issues related to improved operating room (OR) protocols and infection control in North Shore-LIJ's North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset, N.Y., Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.Forest Hills Hospital in Queens, N.Y. In addition, Dr. Di Capua, along with his co-presenter, Adam Aronson, CEO of Arrowsight, Inc., a provider of remote video auditing (RVA) services, provided insights on:

1. How to implement RVA while protecting patient privacy
2. How to improve patient safety by improving engagement with the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
3. How to reduce turnover times in between cases
4. How RVA helps nurses and physicians work together cohesively

"There is constant pressure on global healthcare systems to deliver safer care much more efficiently," said Dr. Di Capua. "In order to tackle challenges, it is imperative to explore new age methods and technology to take the quality of care provided to the next level. With the use of RVA in health care, we have found a viable solution for our challenges ensuring that standard practices are being followed, while providing critical support for increasing patient safety and operational efficiencies."

In October, NAPA and Arrowsight announced their exclusive partnership, introducing RVA video monitoring services to the healthcare industry. This unique, first-ever partnership couples NAPA's clinical and operational capabilities within the OR suite and Arrowsight's innovative technology to offer a revolutionary way to benefit hospitals, their staff and patients. The pairing positively impacts processes related to infection control, OR turnover time and throughput, and surgeon satisfaction.

Improving patient care is Govtoday's National Conference examining the how patient care in England can become the best in Europe, taking the findings of the Francis Report and reporting on how the figures highlighted can be eradicated. Improving Patient Care will provide delegates with the hard facts and lessons learnt whilst providing detailed information and policy direction that will ensure patient care is at the forefront of the NHS and patient suffering is no longer a topic of debate. The event will showcase the 10-15 per cent of trusts that are exceeding the essential standards, as well as those determined to become excellent as exemplars and providers of best practice, highlighting the importance of collaboration at all levels.

For more information on Improving Patient Care, visit Govtodays's website at

About North American Partners in Anesthesia
Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit

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