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  1. 6 top medication management standard challenges from The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission issued its 2017 Top Non-compliant Ambulatory Care Standards for Health Centers report, outlining the most difficult standards for healthcare providers.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. New CAIP ASC infection prevention credential: 7 things to know

    The Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification recently launched its new ASC credential, Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist™ (CAIP™). Here are seven things to know about CAIP.  By Staff -
  3. 5 things to know about Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center – performs 120 outpatient spine surgeries annually

    Since 2008, the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center has been offering patient low cost, minimally invasive outpatient surgeries.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Healthcare-related lobbying hits $555M in 2017 — 6 statistics on lobbying in healthcare

    Healthcare lobbying spending consistently outpaced other sector-related lobbying year after year, and in 2017, the healthcare lobby spent $555 million, according to OpenSecrets.org, a group which tracks spending in politics.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Advanced Medical Group joins National Spine & Pain Centers — 4 things to know

    Pinehurst, N.C.-based Advanced Medical Group has joined Rockville, Md.-based National Spine & Pain Centers, expanding National Spine's pain management practice portfolio.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Preoperative opioid users more likely to abuse opioids after TKA — 3 study insights

    A study, published in The Journal of Arthroplasty, examined how preoperative opioid use affects recovery from total knee arthroplasty.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. New Jersey ASC rebranded as Azura Surgery Center Cherry Hill — 5 insights

    Malvern, Pa.-based Azura Vascular Care rebranded Cherry Hill-based American Access Care of New Jersey as Azura Surgery Center Cherry Hill after partnering with the center.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 14 statistics on GI physician salary, compensation

    Gastroenterologist salary and compensation varies by region of the country, experience and practice setting. Here are 14 things to know.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. Burnout among nurses reduces hand washing compliance, study shows — 3 insights

    Job burnout reduces hand washing compliance among nurses, according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. What are the patient, provider & practice characteristics associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in outpatient settings? 5 notes

    Patient, provider and practice characteristics are associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions in ambulatory practices, according to a study in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.  By Shayna Korol -
  4. 3 takeaways on the risk of SSI during below-the-knee fracture repair implant removal

    Antibiotic prophylaxis with a single preoperative dose of intravenous cefazolin does not reduce the risk of surgical site infection after the removal of orthopedic implants used to treat fractures below the knee, a study in JAMA found.  By Shayna Korol -
  1. AAAASF partners with Nebula Data Intel to improve patient safety — 4 insights

    The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities partnered with Nebula Data Intel, which provides specialty-specific medical data generated by participating outpatient surgical centers.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. State-by-state breakdown of 2017's 73 new or announced ASCs, outpatient centers

    Approximately 73 ASCs or outpatient surgery centers opened across the U.S. in 2017, with New York leading the way with ten facilities.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Anterior approach THA results in less pain, fewer narcotics, increased function — 3 insights

    A study, published in The Journal of Arthroplasty, examined whether surgical approach affected total hip arthroplasty outcomes.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Illinois company acquires 29k-sq-ft medical office building with ASC — 3 insights

    Downers Grove, Ill. -based Inland Real Estate Acquisitions purchased a 29,702-square-foot medical office building in Salt Lake City that houses Eye Institute of Utah as well as SurgiCare Center of Utah.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Mount Sinai Health System opens new Florida medical practice — 4 insights

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System opened Mount Sinai Doctors Palm Beach (Fla.) focused on bringing primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology and ophthalmology services to the area.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Olympus serving as exclusive distributor of SmartBand Multi-Band Ligation Kit — 4 insights

    Olympus added a new product to its EndoTherapy portfolio when it became the exclusive distributor of Intelligent Endoscopy's SmartBand Multi-Band Ligation Kit.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Pennsylvania hospital to acquire Central Penn Gastroenterology Associates — 3 things to know

    Evangelical Community Hospital will acquire Central Penn Gastroenterology Associates, effective July 2, The Daily Item reports. Both organizations are based in Lewisburg, Pa.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Surgery Partners brings on another Anthem exec as chief strategy and transformation officer, interim CFO: 5 things to know

    Surgery Partners appointed R. David Kretschmer chief strategy and transformation officer as well as interim CFO.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. SCA, Providence Health & Services invests in Oregon ASC & more — 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five updates on ASC management companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -

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