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  1. Considering an ASC joint venture? Follow these 6 tips

    Physician-hospital ASC joint ventures can be lucrative when executed skillfully, according to Joan Dentler, Avanza Healthcare Strategies president and CEO.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How ASCs can improve patient collections — 3 strategies

    ASCs struggle with timely payments even more than hospitals and hospital outpatient departments do, according to Clear Gage.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Digestive Care Center to construct new facility

    Evansville, Ind.-based Digestive Care Center will break ground on a new facility in Jasper, Ind., Oct. 4, reports.  By Angie Stewart -

Riding the wave of the future

National Cardiovascular Partners (NCP) is the pioneer of the Hybrid Cardiovascular Center model (ASC & Catheterization Lab). Learn how they have successfully partnered with top physicians who are interested in having more professional control and the freedom to provide high-quality patient care.  
  1. Fairfax Neonatal Associates expands 3 outpatient specialty division teams — 4 details

    Fairfax (Va.) Neonatal Associates' three outpatient divisions each onboarded two new providers this year.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 4 anesthesia practice updates — September 2018

    Here are four recent updates on anesthesia practices and groups:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. St. John Health System adds surgery center with Gastroenterology Specialists partnership — 3 insights

    Tulsa, Okla.-based St. John Health System expanded its gastroenterology services through a partnership with Tulsa-based Gastroenterology Specialists.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. The 5 most read GI stories l September

    These were the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology/endoscopy stories in September:  By Eric Oliver -

How to drive growth, efficiency, and savings with an enterprise laboratory

Learn next steps from Mount Sinai Health System, Children's National Medical Center, and TriCore Reference Laboratories.
  1. How a New Jersey-based ASC plans to grow in the next 3-5 years

    Melissa Hermanson, RN, CASC, administrator of Vineland, N.J.-based Ambulatory Care Center, discusses how she'll promote sustainable growth at her center over the next few years.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Communicate supply chain goals

    Physician brand loyalty is one of the is one of the biggest challenges for ASCs looking to optimize supply chain, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 ways ASCs can develop a successful infection control program

    Healthcare associated infections can lead to added costs, a loss of reputation and regulatory scrutiny, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 54% of physicians say healthcare changes will drive them to retirement soon — 5 survey findings

    Disheartened by increasing regulatory demands and the transition to value-based care, a large number of physicians are considering retirement, according to The Doctors Company's 2018 Future of Healthcare report.   By Angie Stewart -
  1. 70% of total joint arthroplasty patients are eligible for outpatient surgery in an ASC: 4 study insights

    As the number of outpatient total joint arthroplasties performed in ASCs increases, researchers examined the percentage of patients eligible for the procedure in a study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 4 key strategies ASCs can use to help patients understand screening & diagnostic colonoscopy differences

    Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III outlined guidance and strategies on how to educate patients on the costs of diagnostic colonoscopies compared to those for screening in a blog post .  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Digital Surgery launches 'satellite navigation' platform for ORs, surgery centers

    Digital Surgery deployed the first surgical artificial intelligence system designed for the operating room.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. 3 things to know about Harry Fleming, CEO of Nobilis Health

    Harry Fleming has over 25 years of experience in turnaround execution, corporate finance and security law. He joined Houston-based Nobilis Health Group as president and director in July 2014.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Viewpoint: Surgery Center of Oklahoma & others show retail medicine is key to slashing costs

    Implementing retail medicine and free market concepts is the best way to tackle healthcare inefficiencies and control costs, the Goodman Institute's John C. Goodman said in a Forbes opinion piece.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Baylor, Scott & White, Memorial Hermann merger could result in more ASCs — 4 insights

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System are planning a merger, which could spur new ASC and micro-hospital development, Bisnow Houston reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Intuitive Surgical aims to tap into hospital, surgery center device data with partnership: 5 takeaways

    Intuitive Surgical is partnering with InTouch Health to access data from its surgical systems installed in hospitals and surgery centers, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Anesthesia group launches automated charting at 10+ hospitals, surgery centers: 4 notes

    Anesthesia services provider PhyMed Healthcare Group deployed Neximatic's automated vital sign charting solution to more than 10 hospitals and surgery centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Ellis Medicine plans new building with ASC to drastically expand Clifton Park presence — 6 insights

    Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medicine is planning a 62,100-square-foot addition to its Medical Center of Clifton Park (N.Y.), Albany Business Review reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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