ASCs and COVID-19: How to Handle Surgical Overflow

With the COVID-19 pandemic evolving daily, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) has released a list of scenarios in which ASCs can be activated to handle surgical overflow. We’ve summarized the ASCA’s list of options for how ASCs can assist with surge capacity. read more »

Past Blogs

The Best Practices of Onboarding

    Onboarding new technology is the beginning of easier processes within surgical facilities. The process of onboarding can appear daunting, but by debunking a few misconceptions and explaining the best way to navigate your staff through this process, we'll help you realize why it's not.  read more »

Why More Patients Are Visiting ASCs in 2020

The Ambulatory Surgery Center industry is seeing unprecedented growth in 2020. According to the 2019 Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report, the ASC market is expected to set an all-time record and surpass $40 billion in revenue in 2020 and is projected to hit $50 billion by 2025. In 2018, nearly 22 million surgeries were performed in... read more »

Common ASC Scheduling Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

As more and more patients seek out ambulatory surgery centers over hospital settings for outpatient procedures, ASCs are faced with the constant challenge of scheduling more and more appointments. And unfortunately, with higher traffic numbers, scheduling aspects can (and do) fall through the cracks. Investing in a quality ambulatory... read more »

Everything ASC’s Need to Remember About Patient Engagement

As more and more patients seek out reputable ambulatory surgery centers for outpatient procedures, it’s more important than ever that facilities consider ASC patient engagement as a key aspect of their overall communication strategies. What complicates the matter is finding a way to be personal and helpful for each individual patient... read more »

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How to Prepare for ASC Ownership Changes

More and more, hospital systems and private entities are exploring ventures into the ASC market. Here’s what you can do to successfully navigate and flourish under an ownership change. read more »

The Advantages of Having an Online Booking System

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Staying On Top of Your Surgery Center’s CMS Certification (part 2)

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. read more »

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Staying On Top of Your Surgery Center’s CMS Certification (part 1)

Accreditation guidelines aim to help your ASC run more efficiently. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) are there to help you improve the quality of care and patient safety. But staying on top of these accreditations can be a lot of work. Fortunately,... read more »

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Hiring Dos and Don'ts in Your ASC

Anyone reading this has been hired to do a job, has hired others, or both. It is soooo expensive to find the right person, with the right skills, and the right fit for the position and your company culture. If you are the person hiring someone, typically all you have available to you is his or her resume for screening. Then after you... read more »

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A New ASC Nurses's Guide on How to Start a Painless IV

Starting IVs is a crucial part of being an excellent ambulatory care nurse. While painless IV cannulations can be a challenging skill to master, they are vital to your patient’s recovery. Here’s our 5 steps to starting an IV for new nurses (or nurses who need a refresher): read more »

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