As we previously discussed, accreditation guidelines are there to help your ASC improve quality, safety, and efficiency. However, staying on top of certifications can be time-consuming. Some specific digital solutions can help.
An overwhelming amount of evidence has shown that better health outcomes occur when patients are actively engaged in their care plan. While this might seem like an obvious statement, keeping patients engaged can be challenging. What can your ASC do to make sure patients are active participants in their care?
One Medical Passport is pleased to announce the first round of their new initiative to help celebrate the unrecognized heroes in outpatient surgery: The Ambulatory Surgery Everyday Heroes Program. In every Ambulatory Surgery Center, there are workers who go above and beyond, and truly make an impact on people's lives. One Medical Passport’s clinical-based team understands that the hard work and sacrifices of many ASC staff often goes unnoticed due to the fast-paced, stressful environment of an ASC. The Ambulatory Surgery Everyday Heroes Program was created to recognize, celebrate, and reward these remarkable ASC professionals.
In healthcare, patient satisfaction is always a top priority. But what about team member satisfaction? At its core, strong employee engagement leads to reduced turnover, increased revenue, and even higher patient engagement. Consider the following strategies for boosting staff morale: staff communication, celebrate success, and lead iin more ways than one.
Your ASC may opt for a software solution for a variety of reasons -- more robust patient communication, digital charting, more collaborative scheduling. Most of the time, however, these software options are created by marketing and IT experts. And while your ASC can probably benefit from a genius marketing and tech-savvy mind, your software provider also needs to have clinical expertise. Otherwise, your software solution likely won't do everything you need it to.
Digital transformation is a buzzword in many industries—including healthcare. When you ask leaders how to best leverage technology in healthcare, you’ll get many different answers. Before you invest in overhauling your digital strategy, your ASC needs to set goals and gain a clear understanding of how technology directly benefits your patients.
Every ASC leader knows that you can collect data all you want, but if you don’t know what to do with that data, nothing will ever change. How are your reporting processes working for your ASC? Here’s what you need to know about honing your data collection to pinpoint issues within your surgery center.
Running a surgery center requires a range of equipment. In most cases, ASCs can’t afford to purchase every instrument needed for a wide range of procedures. Coupled with a lack of storage space, most ASCs opt to use at least some loaner equipment. While this strategy can save a significant amount of money, it requires a high level of organization. Here’s what your ASC can do to improve your vendor management systems.
Surgery Center of Fairbanks had already been working with One Medical Passport for online patient registration before COVID-19. Once COVID-19 hit, they decided to integrate Engage, One Medical Passport’s patient communication solution. This allowed Fairbanks to communicate with patients and their loved ones on COVID-19 screening results, all of their new social distancing and waiting room guidelines, as well as surgical updates (so family members could completely avoid the waiting room.)