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Subject: Special ASC Infection Control Edition: 10 Thoughts on Improving IC in the ASC | 4 Lessons in Safety Culture From GM Scandal | Estimating Hand Hygiene With a Formula
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June 13, 2014
Today's Top Stories
1. 10 Thoughts on Improving Infection Control in the ASC

2. 4 Safety Culture Lessons From GM's Ignition Switch Scandal

3. National Time Out Day: 10th Anniversary Marks Room for Improvement
4. October 23 is the first day of Becker's Healthcare's 21st Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference. With more than 1,000 attendees, this world-class event focused on key business, clinical and legal issues is a great place to connect with leaders in the ASC industry. Register here 
5. Hand Hygiene Opportunity Estimation Tool Validated in Study

6. Upcoming Webinars:
  • Social Media in Healthcare Today. (June 25, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM CT). Register here    
  •  Other Spine Procedures. There are an expanding number of other surgeries on the spine, such as vertebroplasty, vertebral augmentation and disc arthroplasty, to name a few. Join Paul Cadorette, director of education for mdStrategies, as he discusses these procedures in the second part of our spinal series titled Other Spine Procedures (June 17, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CT). Register here
7. Diabetes Complications Increase SSI Risk in Foot, Ankle Surgery

8. APIC Announces Heroes of Infection Prevention Award Winners

9. GI Diseases in the U.S.: $142B in Direct, Indirect Costs  

10. What Narrow Networks Mean for Providers and Patients: 6 Things to Know

11. Bill Would Remove Cap on Number of Residencies at Teaching Hospitals

Becker's ASC is compiling a list of ASCs offering retina surgery. If you would like more information or to make a recommendation for this list, please contact assistant editor Carrie Pallardy at
12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine 
Speaker Spotlight: Former Gov. Howard Dean & Former UN Ambassador John Bolton Debate the State of American & Healthcare
June 12-14, 2014
132+ sessions and 168+ speakers
The exclusive conference bringing together the best minds in the spine, orthopedic and ASC field and business. 
To register or learn more, visit:  

ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
ASC Transactions and Valuation Issues
GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
ASC Coding, Billing & Collections
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management
ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
ASC Industry Jobs
Workforce & Labor Management
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