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3 Things to Know About Hospital, ASC Joint Ventures
Joint ventures with physicians are hospitals’ preferred method for opening ASCs, according to a 2019 survey from outpatient healthcare group Avanza Healthcare Strategies. Avanza developed the survey with HealthLeaders Media, polling 119 senior executives.
Source: Becker’s ASC

 

One Step Closer: Price Transparency in Healthcare

It’s official: Price transparency in healthcare is closer to reality. On Nov. 15, the Trump administration released new rules requiring hospitals to publish their charges and negotiated rates. You may be thinking, “Oh, this doesn’t affect me! It only affects hospitals and their employed physicians.” But make no mistake, this affects all physicians.

Source: Multibriefs

 

Digital Transformation in Healthcare is Lagging: There’s One Reason No One is Talking About

At first glance, the healthcare field seems to be a gold mine for digital innovation. An overextended workforce, outdated protocols, hundreds of wasted hours in administrative tasks, a patient population that is wide open to digital solutions, a multitude of inefficiencies and redundancies—the opportunities for a digital overhaul in healthcare are myriad.

Source: Fierce Healthcare

 

The Injury Risks Threatening Your Reprocessing Team

Cleaning surgical instruments is dangerous work. As if your sterile processing techs didn’t have enough on their plate to get sterilized surgical sets to the OR on time, they also face injuries from heavy lifting, hot instruments, slippery floors and sharps.

Source: Outpatient Surgery

 

AAAHC Updates Allergy Documentation Resource

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has updated its Allergy Documentation Toolkit. The revised version includes an overview of challenges and improvement strategies, as well as more specific information on latex and penicillin/beta-lactam allergies, to help ambulatory health care organizations avoid patient complications.

Source: ASCA/AAAHC

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