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  1. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves – March 19, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently took on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. National health spending projections from 2013 to 2033: 5 things to know

    Here are the national health spending projections from 2013 to 2033, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 250+ bed hospitals rank Allscripts top vendor, reports Black Book

    The annual hospital EHR poll conducted by Black Book Market Research found hospitals with over 250 beds ranked Allscripts Sunrise platform number one for the second consecutive year as top inpatient electronic health record.  By Brandon Howard -
  1. Racial gaps and bias exists in healthcare but does it influence patient care?

    Adil Haider, MD, of Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston published a study in JAMA Surgery with his colleagues, finding doctors may have biases in favor of or against different races and social classes, but this does not overtly affect patient care, reports KFGO.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. How often do patients seek healthcare pricing information? 5 things to know

    Price transparency has become a significant trend in healthcare. Companies, individual providers and even state legislation are shedding light on the cost of care. Here are five things to know about patients in the United States that are seeking out cost information, according to a Public Agenda research report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. How ASCs fit into population health: Where are the best opportunities?

    For years, healthcare has focused on treating sick patients. Now, providers are turning their attention to population health, which preaches keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Healthcare could save from electronic business transactions — 6 key notes

    According to a new 2014 CAQH Index, U.S. healthcare could save $8 billion annually by transitioning six routine business transactions (claim submission, eligibility and benefit verification, prior authorization, claim status inquiries, claim payment and remittance advice transactions) from manual to electronic. Here are six key notes on the published findings.  By Brandon Howard -
  1. Dr. Julio Davalos performs innovative tubeless PCNL to treat kidney stones

    Julio Davalos, MD, head of Chesapeake Urology's Kidney Stone Disease Program, is performing a tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy which treats large kidney stones that are untreatable using an ESWL.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. Global infection control market to reach $14B by 2017: 5 key trends

    The global infection control market is expected to be worth $14 billion by 2017, according to a MarketsandMarkets report.   By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Social Media use in healthcare: 3 key things to know

    Joe Yeager of the Bucks County Courier Times has some tips for how companies in healthcare can use social media.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. ASC Quality and Access Act of 215 introduced in the House — 5 key notes

    Two Congressmen introduced the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives today, according to ASCA. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Actavis completes $70.5B Allergan acquisition, Valeant wins Salix bid & more – 6 recent GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 5 recent ASC company acquisitions & partnerships

    Here are five ambulatory surgery center company acquisitions and partnerships that occurred within the past few months. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Mark Cuban's healthcare investment outlook — 5 key notes

    Mark Cuban, billionaire investor, is one of the most well-respected investors today. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 6 strategies for securing patient health data

    Here are six strategies for protecting patient health information, according to a report by EHR review site Software Advice called "HIPAA Breaches: Minimizing Risks and Patient Fears IndustryView | 2015."  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. FDA guidance brings about patient safety and free speech issues

    The balance of free speech and patient safety is being debated, as it concerns a draft guidance issued last year from the FDA that would allow drug makers to give physicians new information that "rebutes, mitigates or refines" information about existing risks that appear on their drug's labeling, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Brandon Howard -
  6. 4 new GI centers & partnerships

    Here are four new GI-driven centers and partnerships that were opened or announced in 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. AmSurg acquires 2nd radiology group, Physicians Endoscopy acquires 34th center, SCA partners with The CORE Institute & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Saline Memorial Hospital plans outpatient surgery center in Arkansas

    Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Ark., has broken ground on a new campus, according to an Arkansas Online report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 9 things to know about MedPAC’s 2015 ASC report

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has released its 2015 Ambulatory Surgical Center Services report. Here are nine things to know about the report and MedPAC’s recommendations. By Carrie Pallardy -