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  1. Picking the 'low-hanging fruit' of cybersecurity — HSTpathways' Tom Hui shares strategies to make surgery centers safer

    In a day and age when cybersecurity is of the utmost importance, the easiest way to prevent a cybersecurity accident is to focus on the "low-hanging fruit," said HSTpathways CEO Tom Hui.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 3 steps ASCs can take to improve A/R

    Brice Voithofer, vice president of ASC and anesthesia services, and Bill Gilbert, president of marketing at AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, shared three tips on how ASCs can boost their collections efforts in a whitepaper.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Supply chain tip of the day: Utilize predictive ordering

      Using predictive ordering techniques can make your practice more efficient, according to Scott McDade, general manager of health systems for McKesson Medical-Surgical.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Water main break closes Meadville Medical Center's outpatient surgery center — 3 insights

    A water main break temporarily closed Meadville (Pa.) Medical Center's outpatient surgery center, along with several other hospital service Aug. 14, the Meadville Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Motus GI reports $4.2M Q2 loss — 6 insights

    Motus GI released its second quarter 2018 financial results, posting a $4.2 million net loss, or $0.27 per diluted share.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Physicians top list of the highest-paying jobs in America with $195K+ salary

    Glassdoor ranked the 25 highest paying jobs in the U.S., and healthcare professionals took the top three spots.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Compass Surgical Partners, 5 surgeons partner to build orthopedic-focused ASC — 5 details

    Construction is underway on the Fort Myers, Fla.-based Performance Health Surgery Center, a joint venture between Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners and five surgeons.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Memorial Community Health's Wortman Surgery Center reaches milestone: 4 details

    Aurora, Neb.-based Memorial Hospital's Ken Wortman Surgery Center turns 10 years old this year, the Aurora News-Register reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC industry snapshot: 22 things to know about 5 large companies

    Here is a snapshot of five large ASC chains based on their second quarter financial report and earnings call.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 2 new joint venture ASCs — July/August 2018

    Here are two new joint venture ASCs with updates in the past couple months.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Supply chain tip of the day: Take advantage of the cloud

    Cloud technology can save time for multispecialty ASCs by linking together the practices' digital storage, according to Jeff Lawrence, the vice president of business development at Inventory Optimization Solutions.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. How ASCs can be held liable for 3D medical devices — And 5 strategies to avoid risk

    3D-printed devices such as surgical instruments and implants offer treatment advantages for ASCs and hospitals but also entail liability risks if the device isn't 'manufactured' properly, according to CNA Vice President of Underwriting Ryann Elliott.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. FDA recalls SpaceLabs anesthesia system 3rd time, for 'failed state': 5 details

    The FDA recalled SpaceLabs Healthcare's Arkon anesthesia delivery system for going into a "failed state."  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Dr. Michael Kang completes 1st TKR procedures at joint venture ASC — 5 insights

    Orthopedic surgeon Michael Kang, MD, performed the first two total knee replacement procedures at East Hills (N.Y.) Surgery Center.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. Pinehurst Surgical Clinic stumps for outpatient surgery — 3 insights

    Pinehurst (N.C.) Surgical Clinic is looking to fill a surgical void left by the consolidation of Rockingham, N.C.-based FirstHealth Moore Regional-Richmond and Hamlet, N.C.-based Sandhills Regional Medical Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Gastro Health expands, revamps executive team — 5 insights

    Miami-based Gastro Health made a series of leadership appointments as the practice continues to expand.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 'U.S. News and World Report' names the top 10 hospitals for GI

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best Hospital rankings.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Envision, Surgery Partners report Q2 revenues & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Surgery Partners is headed to more orthopedics, physician recruitment and possible co-investment with payers: 8 key quotes

    In the second quarter of 2018, Surgery Partners boosted surgical cases 17.8 percent and reported revenue was up 54.2 percent year over year.   By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Supply chain tip of the day: Use mobile apps in the ordering process

    Integrating technology into the supply chain order process can make ASCs more efficient and successful, according to Jeff Lawrence, the vice president of business development at Inventory Optimization Solutions.  By Rachel Popa -

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