Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The Joint Commission proposes 9 revisions to fluoroscopy standards

    The Joint Commission is seeking input on nine proposed revisions to ambulatory healthcare standards related to fluoroscopy. Most of the changes fall under the provision of care, treatment and services chapter.   By Angie Stewart -
  2. Medline plans $19.6M investment for Iowa expansion — 6 insights

    Medline seeks to open a new facility in Dubuque, Iowa, KCRG-TV9 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 10 things to know about Surgical Care Affiliates

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates is one of the largest ASC operators in the U.S., with a network of more than 7,500 physicians and 200 surgical facilities generating over $2 billion in total revenue. About 1 million procedures are performed in SCA facilities every year.  By Angie Stewart -

Straight from the source: Incorporating patient-generated health data into clinical workflows

Learn how the CMIO of Beth Israel Deaconess uses data from patients' wearables.
  1. New York health system eliminating outpatient surgery due to freestanding surgery center proliferation — 5 insights

    Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System will no longer perform outpatient surgery at its Faxton campus in Barneveld, N.Y., WIBX 950 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Working capital as a percentage of ASC net revenue by region — 14 statistics

    Here are 14 statistics on ASC working capital in each U.S. region and the percentage of net revenue it comprises.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Dr. Brett Menmuir joins Laser Spine Institute — 5 quick facts

    Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute added Brett Menmuir, MD, to its team of orthopedic surgeons.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Drs. Melissa Garrett, Steven Lichtenstein & more: 3 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -

Real-time data reduces readmissions

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  1. Noncompete clause unenforceable for physician who dissented to merger, court rules — 7 insights

    The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a physician who was being sued for allegedly violating his noncompete clause, Lexology reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. After 9 years, Gastro Health replaces CEO — 5 things to know about new leader Joseph Garcia

    Miami-based Gastro Health's longterm CEO Alexander Fernandez departed suddenly in February, and Joseph Garcia was named his replacement.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Ophthalmologist behind one of 1st ASCs in Northwest Washington dies

    Retired ophthalmologist Thomas Dale Case, MD, 76, died March 12, MLTNews reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. TCO’S Kennewick Surgery Center achieves AAAHC accreditation — 3 notes

    Kennewick (Wash.) Surgery Center achieved three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Average age of patients undergoing TJR procedures drops by 2 years — 7 takeaways

    The population of patients receiving hip and knee replacements was younger in 2014 than in 2000, according to a study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A younger population could increase the likelihood of modern implants wearing out in the patients' lifetimes  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Theranos Founder, CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with massive fraud: 8 key insights

    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes with massive fraud. Ms. Holmes will lose control of the company for defrauding investors and has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. Dr. Joshua Stein receives 2018 Pisart Award — 5 insights

    Nonprofit vision and healthcare organization Lighthouse Guild awarded Joshua Stein, MD, the 2018 Pisart Award.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Merritt Island Surgery Center nurse allegedly stole 67 ampoules of fentanyl, other drugs — 6 insights

    A Merritt Island (Fla.) Surgery Center nurse allegedly systematically stole fentanyl that was meant to be used as an anesthetic during surgery, Florida Today reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Pinnacle Dermatology acquires Illinois dermatology practice — 3 insights

    Chicago-based Pinnacle Dermatology acquired Barrington, Ill.-based Van Dam Dermatology and Laser Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Dr. Mark Giovanini performs his 1st spine surgery with coflex in an ASC

    Mark Giovanini, MD, performed his first spine surgery in an ASC with the coflex device from Paradigm Spine.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Illinois-based ASC takes next step in anti-competition, anti-trust case against hospital system: 6 things to know

    Marion Healthcare, a large outpatient surgery center in Southern Illinois, filed a suit in 2012 against Southern Illinois Healthcare, alleging the hospital system is stifling competition by striking exclusionary agreements with commercial payers. On March 14, a judge issued an order on the ongoing proceedings.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Nobilis goes in-network with large US payer for First Surgical Hospital, 20 Texas facilities

    On the heels of its 2017 financial report, Nobilis revealed a new in-network contract at its largest hospital.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 8 tips for managing and motivating staff

    A 2017 Medscape survey of 1,153 physicians across more than 25 specialties found the largest percentage of self-employed and employed physicians meet with their clinical staff on a daily or weekly basis.   By Angie Stewart -

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