Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

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Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson

Title: Executive director
Name of ASC: Island Eye Surgicenter
City: Westbury
State: New York
How long has your facility been an ASCA member? 5 or more years

 

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What method(s) does your ASC use to place orders for materials?

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We were previously on a manual system, with assistance from IOL (intraocular lenses) companies that have an automated process. More recently, we have integrated the Hybrent software program and found it to be very easy to use and helpful. The next phase of that integration will be to marry Hybrent with Sage, our AP (accounts payable) and accounting software. Once fully integrated, we will have a seamless/electronic order placement, order tracking, invoice verification and approval process that is virtually paperless.

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Does your ASC have a senior adult age limit or do you take all patients, no matter their age, if they pass the ASC health requirements?

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We take patients of any age but a red flag immediately goes up for patients over 90. Those patients are reviewed by our anesthesia department well in advance and their status evaluated more fully for appropriateness.