Past Blogs

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Using ASC Software to Help Your Surgery Center Run Smarter

We wanted to introduce Joan, our typical customer.  When many ASC administrators come to us, like Joan, they are stressed, pulled in a million directions and used to doing things manually.  Joan, using One Medical Passport, was able to automate her document processes.  She saved an average of 20 minutes per patient on pre-admissions and... read more »

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A PreOp Nurse’s Guide to Ejection Fraction and CHF- Part 1

Disclaimer: I LOVE cardiac physiology. I spent the first decade of my career doing hearts almost every day at the New England Deaconess Hospital. Lots of liver transplants too. With my engineering mindset, cardiac physiology just clicked. However, there are a lot of nurses (and doctors too!) who really don’t understand cardiac... read more »

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An Ambulatory Surgery Center PreOp Nurse’s Guide To Cardiac Testing – Part 3 Nuclear Medicine Stress Test

This is blog 3 of 3 explaining the most common types of cardiac testing encountered when doing preop evaluations of patients at ambulatory surgery centers. I’ve already talked about two of the best cardiac tests: EKG and ECHO. read more »

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Financial Literacy in Your ASC - Understanding the Key Metrics

To best understand how an ASC operates, it's crucial to have a good grasp on some main keywords and their meanings. Below, we've listed a collection of ASC terms and their definitions so you can be sure you have the most thorough understanding possible. read more »

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An Ambulatory Surgery Center PreOp Nurse’s Guide To Cardiac Testing – Part 2 The Echocardiogram

This is blog 2 of 3 that explains the ins and outs of pre-admissions cardiac testing from my perspective. As an anesthesiologist, with over 30 years of experience, I’ve done everything from open heart and liver transplant to fast-paced ASCs and pain management. My goal is to provide a common-sense explanation that helps ASC preop nurses... read more »

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Becker's ASC Review: Q & A With Dan Short of One Medical Passport

Becker's ASC Review interviewed Dan Short to learn more about the processes necessary for meeting CMS' conditions for coverage. These conditions require ASCs to provide patients with written acknowledgement of patient rights, ownership and advance directives prior to the date of service. In order to meet these conditions, ASCs across the... read more »

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4 Reasons Why Surgery Centers Fail & How You Can Avoid Them

When opening an ambulatory surgery center, there's lots of planning involved and many expenditures are required. To get your business started on the right foot, here are a few critical (but common) mistakes that can mean failure for your ASC:   read more »

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New England Surgery Center Shares Success Story

New England Surgery Center recently shared their success story using One Medical Passport to run smarter and save time using our pre-admission solution. read more »

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4 Advantages of Surgery in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

We all know outpatient care at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is better. We might be partial though since we live, eat and breath it everyday. Recently, healthcare leaders were surveyed on industry trends and their points back up our feelings on ASCs being the best. read more »

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Case Study: Jefferson Surgery Center- Blue Bell, PA

Prior to deploying One Medical Passport, Jefferson Surgery Center relied on nursing staff to phone patients in advance of a procedure to gather their preoperative medical history. Each of these calls took an average of one hour per patient because many patients were often unprepared and lacked the necessary information when receiving the... read more »

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