Getting patients in and out of the OR safely and efficiently is the top priority at an any ASC. You’re using the best, most innovative equipment in the operating room. Are you using the same cutting-edge tools to track patients?
Do you know how much paper charts are costing you? By some estimates, manual charting can consume up to $3-7 per chart. Based on national case volume averages, this can add up to $30,000 per year spent on recording patient data, assembling and disassembling case files, and retrieving charts. With these numbers in mind, the time is now to transition to digital patient charts.
Quality reporting is a crucial strategy for improving your ASC's efficiency while ensuring patient safety. However, increasing OR volumes and CMS survey requirements mean that quality reporting can easily consume many extra hours. Here’s how you can improve without bankrupting your most precious resource—time.
As a nation, we are over-surveyed and it is killing the value of surveys to give meaningful, actionable intelligence on how to make things better.
Cancellations can wreak havoc at a surgery center. There are often many reasons for cancellations but, when patients self-select out of surgery, it often comes down to one thing: adequate communication.
It can be easy to feel like your nursing hours are taken up more and more by patient charting and paperwork. Fortunately, some changes to how you approach patient charting can help.