Complex surgeries like spine and total joint replacement were once the exclusive domain of hospitals because of the long post-op recovery times and the massive amount of equipment and implants needed. With new anesthesia techniques, these surgeries have made the leap to ambulatory surgery centers. For some ASC’s, this move has created a logistical nightmare.
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.
As ASCs look at ways to run more efficiently, it’s natural to look for strategies to streamline processes with your vendors. With vendors, however, good relationships are key. How can you maintain good relationships with vendors while still maximizing your time?