The Future of ASCs

“Health equity” is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Throughout my years as a surgeon and a national manager of surgery centers, I witnessed a transformation in the American healthcare landscape. Driven by the ASC industry, this transformation led and inspired improvements in efficiency and enhanced healthcare quality.

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Air-Cleaning Options for Facility Hygiene

Now that we know that COVID-19 can be airborne during medical procedures that generate aerosols, implementing technologies and best practices that limit the potential exposure of pathogens in aerosols has become essential.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Shifts ASC Technology Priorities

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.

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Drop a Text

Patients have a lot on their minds when it comes to preparing for, undergoing and recovering from surgery, so financial obligations are typically not at or sometimes anywhere near the top.

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Avoid Negligent Credentialing

Credentialing in ASCs must be done in accordance with best practices and the standards set by the accreditation organizations.

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Enhance Cybersecurity in Your ASC

ASC owners and administrators sometimes hesitate to fund the expensive technologies they assume are required to improve cybersecurity at their center. In reality, some of the most effective preventive cybersecurity measures an ASC can put in place also are affordable.

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Improve Your Patients’ Experience

Is your ASC leveraging technology to improve its patient experience?

If not, it is time to start.

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Rein in Surgical Case Coordination Inefficiencies

Designed to be efficient, ASCs provide a more focused and specialized approach to surgeries without the costly overhead typical in a hospital environment. The result is high-quality care with better patient satisfaction.

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Smart Medicine

Orthopedic implants in the US represent a multibillion-dollar industry. I estimate 75 percent of the orthopedic implant industry consists of devices that are “stable technologies,” which means they are time-tested devices with little changes in design and manufacture for many years.

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