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  1. 3 things for ASCs to know about surgical site infections

    Here are three key studies on surgical site infections:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Leverage a maintenance management information system

    Hospital-based supply chain strategies often work for ASCs too, said Molly Ehrlich, Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. CellMaxLife, University Gastroenterology & more: 3 GI company key notes

    Here are three updates on gastroenterology companies to note:  By Rachel Popa -

What are the top 6 logistical challenges in ASCs and surgical hospitals?

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  1. 17 ASC benchmarks to know on orthopedics

    Here are 17 benchmarks on orthopedics in ASCs from VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. OARA scores effective in predicting patients fit to undergo outpatient joint replacement

    The Outpatient Arthroplasty Risk Assessment is effective at identifying patients who are fit to undergo outpatient total joint arthroplasty, according to research published in the Journal of Arthroplasty  By Rachel Popa -
  3. The Illinois Bone & Joint Institute opens new location: 3 details

    The Illinois Bone & Joint Institute opened a location in Crystal Lake.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Tenet signs 4-year contract with Humana — 4 details

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. inked a four-year agreement with Humana Jan. 15.  By Angie Stewart -

Ambulatory surgery is now over 80% of the surgical market and growing

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  1. Gundersen Health wants to keep Minnesota patients in-state — Here's how

    La Crosse, Wis.-based Gundersen Health System plans to open a clinic in a former Kmart building in Winona, Minn., Fox 47 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Adam Cochran joins Athens Orthopedic Clinic — 5 details

    Hand and upper extremity specialist Adam Cochran, MD joined Athens (Ga.) Orthopedic Clinic in September 2018, GwinnettCitizen.com reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Former American Medical International executive John May dies at 82

    Former ASC executive director John Frederick May, 82, died Jan. 10, the Austin Daily Herald reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. How games, bagels & toothpaste got this AmSurg ASC through a snow storm

    When a winter storm created poor road conditions that left patients stranded at Millburn, N.J.-based Short Hills Surgery Center, staff members sprang into action.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Texas town approves oral surgery center — 3 insights

    The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans for a maxillofacial and oral surgery center near Denison, Texas-based Texoma Medical Center, the Herald Democrat reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Editorial stumps for Virginia to consider CON law review — 7 insights

    A Free Lance-Star editorial called for Virginia state officials to reconsider the state's restrictive certificate of need laws.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 3 new joint venture ASCs — December 2018/January 2019

    Here are three joint venture ASCs opened or announced in the past couple of months:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Premier Orthopaedics taps Allscripts for health IT platform — 3 insights

    Philadelphia-based Premier Orthopaedics will implement a suite of Allscripts' software.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. PharmaPoint opening 3 outpatient pharmacies — 3 insights

    PharmaPoint will open outpatient pharmacies at three Paterson, N.J.-based St. Joseph's Health locations.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. National Partners in Healthcare taps National Medical Billing Management for revenue cycle service — 3 insights

    Richardson, Texas-based National Partners in Healthcare entered into a partnership with National Medical Billing Management to handle its revenue cycle services.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 23 orthopedic ASCs opened or announced in the past year

    Here are 23 orthopedic-focused ASCs that were opened or announced in 2018 and early 2019:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Tenet considers outsourcing & more — 10 ASC company key notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Healthcare adds 50,000 jobs in December: 5 things to know

    Healthcare employment is on the rise, according to new numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.   By Laura Dyrda -

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