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  1. Employee engagement is highest in the South

    Five Southern cities topped the list for employee engagement in a recent Quantum Workplace survey. The company collected data for 41 cities with more than 70 companies each participating in Quantum's America's 2013 Best Places to Work initiative. Engaged employees expressed satisfaction with their workplaces, plans to stay in their work and exertion of voluntary extra effort in their work, according to a report from Forbes. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for August 11, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Best ideas for entrepreneurial gastroenterologists: Public presence, ASC ownership & more

    What are the best endeavors for business-minded gastroenterologists to pursue in the current healthcare landscape? By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Data analytics in ASCs: The future is here

    Data analytics capabilities are applied all across healthcare now. Even hospitals and physician practices in the most remote locations are gathering data with electronic medical records or practice software systems and reaping the clinical and operational benefits of big data. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 6 anesthesiologist moves & achievements 08.08.14

    Here are six anesthesiologist achievements and moves within the last month: By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 4 narrow-focus ASCs with quick turnover time

    Here are four narrow-focus ambulatory surgery centers with efficient turnover times.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 5 recent ASC expansions

    Here are five ambulatory surgery centers that have announced plans to expand within the past two months. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 26 statistics on ASC growth

    Medicare payments to ambulatory surgical centers increased by an annual average of 3.8 percent between 2006 and 2013, according to a Medicare report containing information on Medicare-certified ASCs. By Dani Gordon -
  2. New GI technology on the scene: 5 devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in July

    Here are five GI/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance in July. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. GI quality reporting in action: Q&A with Dr. Bergein Overholt

    Quality reporting has become an essential task for physician practices and will only become crucial as the link between reported outcomes and financial outcomes solidifies. Bergein F. Overholt, MD, FACP, MACG, of Gastrointestinal Associates in Knoxville, Tenn., explains how his practice and its ambulatory surgery center have created a system for effective quality reporting and improvement projects. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 70% of safety leaders lack data to lower patient harms, survey finds

    Only 24 percent of safety leaders feel they have appropriate data to reduce patient harms, according to a study from Pascal Metrics. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. 12 statistics on ASC growth, 2007 to 2012

    The ambulatory surgery center industry, while still thriving, has exhibited progressively slower growth over the past several years. Here are 12 statistics on the number of ASCs and net growth from 2007 to 2012, according to MedPAC data. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Residency salary: How does GI compare to other specialties?

    The average salary for a resident is $55,300, according to Medscape's Residents Salary & Debt Report 2014. Here are 24 statistics on resident salary, with GI highlighted for comparison to other specialties. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 gastroenterologists making headlines

    Here are five gastroenterologists who have made headlines within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Utah Davis Surgical Center now offering DaVinci surgery

    Utah Davis Surgical Center in Layton is now offering DaVinci robotic surgery for most major procedures it performs. By Ellie Rizzo -
  5. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for August 7, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 5 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are five ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who have stepped into new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Billing best practices dashboard: 11 metrics to know

    Best practices demonstrate industry standards, allow comparison among ASCs and help centers commit to improvements. Here are the most important best-practice benchmarks that every ASC should keep in mind By Ellie Rizzo -
  8. Is A/R a misunderstood metric?

    Accounts receivable is perhaps the metric ASC administrators, owners and operators turn to for confirmation their center is collecting on its bills on time. But does accounts receivable actually mean anything the way most centers use it? By Ellie Rizzo -
  9. Bidding for patients could be the future's new normal

    Though price transparency is becoming increasingly popular in healthcare, there is still plenty of uncharted territory where it concerns price comparison among providers. While it's possible for patients to request — and sometimes receive — pricing data from various institutions, Priceline-style medical-cost-comparison capabilities are still relatively undeveloped. By Ellie Rizzo -