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  1. 40% of patients feel rushed during physician appointments

    A new Nuance Communications survey has found that nearly half of patients feel rushed during physician appointments, according to an HIT Consultant report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 6 things to know about the healthcare job market

    Growth in the healthcare market rose from 204,000 jobs in 2013 to 312,000 jobs in 2014, according to the 2015 Healthcare Recruiting Trends Survey from HealtheCAREERS. Here are six things to know about the healthcare job market and employer perspective. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday – March 30, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for March 30, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -

EHR in ASCs: big trends emerging

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Electronic health records are revolutionizing health care delivery at hospitals and physician offices. Now ambulatory surgery centers are seeing the benefits of EHR technology and are searching for the appropriate technology for their site.
  1. 5 most-read GI articles – March 23 to March 27

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology/endoscopy articles on Becker's ASC Review for the week of March 23 to March 27. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Grow your OON revenue: 4 tips for ASCs

    In a webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review on Feb. 24, Liz Taylor, ambulatory surgery center operations manager and Clint Hughes, vice president of marketing, at MediGain, discussed ways ASCs can increase their out-of-network revenue.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. LifeBridge's Carroll Hospital Center acquisition leads to $250M ambulatory care center, other projects

    As part of LifeBridge Health's acquisition of Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., LifeBridge plans to invest $250 million in upgrades to the hospital, including a neonatal care unit and an ambulatory care center, according to a Baltimore Business Journal report.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. Large financial benefit to identifying & reducing patient harm, AHS saves $108M, study finds

    AHS saved approximately $108 million in total cost, $48 million in variable cost, and $18 million in contribution margin by systemically identifying and reducing patient harm during a three-year period, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety.  By Brandon Howard -

ASC business operations check up

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ASC’s are complex businesses with lots of moving parts, and it’s easy to get wrapped up with day to day operational details and forget to stop and look at the big picture in terms of performance.
  1. How to go "All-In" with ASC joint ventures — And make sure your partner is too

    There is a huge opportunity for physicians to partner with hospitals on joint venture ambulatory surgery centers today. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Memorial Health to fully acquire Ohio surgery center

    Memorial Health, based in Marysville, Ohio, will fully acquire the Marysville Ohio Surgical Center, according to a Columbus Business First report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. The best & worst states for physicians to practice

    Compensation, competition and overall work atmosphere are just a few of the factors that determine the quality of a physician's practice environment. WalletHub released its 2015's Best and Worst States for Doctors report. Here are the top five best and worst states by overall rank, wages, wage disparities and competition. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Medical Facilities Corporation releases 2014 report: 3 things to know

    Medical Facilities Corporation released its 2014 Annual Report, which highlight's the company's financial performance, facilities and the markets in which it operates. Here are three things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Surgery Center of Scottsdale earns AAAHC accreditation: 5 things to know

    The Surgery Center of Scottsdale received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care late in 2014, according to an AAAHC newsletter. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Supreme Court won't hear IPAB challenge — For now

    The Supreme Court has decided not to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's Independent Payment Advisory Board at this time, according to the Goldwater Institute. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Upsides and downsides to m-health: Dr. Kevin Biese speaks about new app TouchCare

    As mobile health continues to grow in popularity and become a largely viable healthcare option for patients and physicians, mobile applications for smart phones and tablet devices need to keep up with the demand for convenience that m-health provides.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. SCA announces price of secondary common stock: 5 things to know

    Surgical Care Affiliates announced the pricing of its secondary public offering of common stock. Here are five things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 5 things to know about North Carolina's CON reform bill

    Here are five things to know about House Bill 200, which aims to reform the certificate of need program in North Carolina, according to a Triangle Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Avanza Healthcare Strategies hires 3 new team members

    Avanza Healthcare Strategies welcomed three new team members. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 2 organizations with effective hand hygiene protocols

    Here are two organizations with successful hand hygiene programs.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  8. 6 gastroenterologists making headlines — March 27, 2015

    Here are six gastroenterologists who were featured in the news for leadership moves or industry honors within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Professional advice in GI: 2 gastroenterologists on the words that helped shape their careers

    Advice, whether given with careful forethought or by chance, can have a lasting impact. Two gastroenterologists share the best pieces of professional advice they have ever received. By Carrie Pallardy -

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