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  1. 10 years of data shows top causes for 4 common surgical errors

    The Joint Commission has released 10 years of sentinel event root cause data. The data covers events reported to the organization between 2004 and the second quarter of 2014. Here are the top causes of anesthesia-related, operative or postoperative complication, unintended retention of surgical object and wrong-patient, wrong-patient, wrong-procedure sentinel events, based on a decade of Joint Commission data. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Remimazolam vs. Midazolam for colonoscopy sedation

    Biopharmaceutical company PAION AG will present two scientific abstracts on Remimazolam as a short acting sedative at the Anesthesiology 2014 Annual Meeting and American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Are mergers driving up the cost of healthcare? 4 things to know

    Everyone can agree that healthcare costs are rising, though perhaps not on the root cause. But, amongst the myriad factors contributing to bloated healthcare spending, one may stand out as a leading cause, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 10 things to know about gastroenterology

    Here are 10 things to know about gastroenterologists and GI/endoscopy procedures performed in the United States. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. ASC safe surgery: The power of the checklist

    Reported mortality after major surgery is 0.5 percent to 5 percent, according to the World Health Organization. While some surgical complications are unavoidable, surgical checklists have a significant impact on patient safety in the operating room.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 3 terrifying, but true, tales from ASCs

    While Halloween only comes around once a year, there are some truly frightful things happening in surgery centers around the country just about every day. By SourceMedical's Client Services Team -
  4. S.C. CON program: Where is it now?

    This week, a committee of South Carolina lawmakers has been charged with the task of evaluating the certificate of need program and the fate of the projects begun during the program's hiatus that would have required a CON to go forward. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. 12 ASCs making the news this month

    The following are 12 ambulatory surgery centers that have made the news locally, at the state level or nationally during September 2014. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. FDA poor regulator of medical devices for safety, studies find

    Two studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine have come to the same conclusion: The Food and Drug Administration is doing a poor job of regulating medical device safety. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Is the MD/MBA combination the key to navigating healthcare today?

    Physicians undergo rigorous training, from earning their medical degree through fellowship completion, to master clinical skills, but to remain successful in today's challenging environment physicians are beginning to look to an additional skill set: business leadership. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. New AmSurg technology, Tenet stock up 2% & more – 5 recent key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Virginia Mason offers hip, knee replacement warranties

    Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in Seattle, has begun to offer hip and knee replacement warranties for procedures performed in its network. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Should narrow networks exist? South Dakota to vote in November

    Narrow networks may reduce costs, but they also restrict patient choice. South Dakota voters will head to the polls in October to determine which one of these objectives is more important, as they vote for an "any willing provider law," legislation that would dismantle narrow networks in the state, according to a report from The Washington Post.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. SAGES begins endoscopy safety program

    The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has launched a new program designed to promote safe use of energy-based devices in the endoscopy suite and operating room, according to an EndoNurse report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Sept. 26, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 4 resources for perfect credentialing

    Performing flawless physician credentialing and privileging is a difficult process. The major ASC accrediting bodies frequently rank the standard as the most challenging for ASCs. To successfully follow through with documentation requires knowledge, persistence and attention to detail. The following are four essential resources for any facility with the goal of improving physician credentialing and privileging. By Ellie Rizzo -
  6. New GI technology: 10 gastroenterologists on the most exciting advancements

    What are the most exciting strides forward in GI/endoscopy technology? Ten gastroenterologists weigh in on what they think are the biggest advancements in the field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Taking on progressive payment models: 3 ASCs offering bundled payment options

    Here are three surgery centers that offer bundled payment options for certain procedures. By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  8. 51 anesthesiologist moves & achievements in 2014 thus far

    Here are the anesthesiologist moves and achievements that occurred in 2014.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. 9 recent surgical updates

    This month has been a busy one in terms of surgical discovery, regulatory updates and patient safety findings. The following are nine surgical updates published on Becker's ASC Review in the past month. By Ellie Rizzo -