7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Nov. 14, 2016

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After 3-year legislative battle, Medarva receives COPN to open surgery center
Richmond, Va.-based Medarva Healthcare received its certificate of public need and will create a multispecialty outpatient surgery center. Medarva received approval for its COPN after three years, $300,000 in legal fees and two COPN applications. Legislators received several letters of support on behalf of Medarva. Medarva's new center will be part of its existing 65,965-square-foot facility and will feature two operating rooms.

Baltimore's LifeBridge Health acquires 2 surgery centers
LifeBridge Health in Baltimore acquired the Owings Mills, Md.-based SurgiCenter of Baltimore and the Ellicott City (Md.) Ambulatory Surgery Center. The acquired centers will continue to see and accept patients.

Senators seek $50M refund from Mylan for 'exorbitant rates'
A group of senators are demanding a $50 million refund from Mylan for the company allegedly charging the Department of Justice "exorbitant rates" for EpiPen at retail pharmacies.

24 physician candidates faced defeat on Election Day, but some prevailed
The majority of physicians running for congressional offices faced losses in the election on Nov. 8, 2016. However, 12 physicians won their respective elections.

Drs. Richard Peek and Douglas Corley to helm Gastroenterology publication
Richard M. Peek Jr., MD, and Douglas A. Corley, MD, will serve as the next editor-in-chief and deputy editor, respectively, of the research publication Gastroenterology. The AGA's flagship publication is in the top 1 percent of biomedical journals.

Datix unveils new software focusing on why medical mistakes occur
Chicago-based Datix, a provider of patient safety software, introduced its Datix Cloud IQ. Datix Cloud IQ is a SaaS-based application helping providers understand why mistakes occurred. The software is designed to assist organizations in institutional learning, eliminating the root-cause issues leading to medical errors.

How technology is transforming the healthcare industry
Technologies imagined in other fields, such as nanotechnology, robotics and 3D printing are impacting the healthcare industry. Advancements in the fields of information and communication technologies, smart devices and virtual reality approaches are transforming healthcare.

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