TECHNOLOGY: COVID-19 Pandemic Shifts ASC Technology Priorities


COVID-19 Pandemic Shifts ASC Technology Priorities

Remote collaboration once deemed ‘nice to have’ has now become a must-have

In contrast to hospitals that were forced to adopt technology in response to legislation and regulatory developments like the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and meaningful use incentive program, ASC technology adoption has largely been driven by a competitive desire and a way to reduce costs. Clinical documentation software, electronic health record (EHR) systems, supply chain management and various other technologies have enabled countless centers to streamline processes and create greater efficiencies.

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