Modern facilities have a number of challenges to tackle on any given day. The ultimate challenge is to figure out how to keep improving your services, increasing patient satisfaction, as well as running an efficient and profitable ASC without bankrupting your most valuable resource — time.
It’s been rough the last few years at Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Staff members have had to take on additional roles when associates have been quarantined. Staffing shortages across the country now make it necessary for staff to multitask in ways they’ve never had to before. Your ASC still has to run smoothly and care properly for your patients even when short-staffed. The burden can be crushing. Nurses and other health care professionals may feel overwhelmed working in this newly chaotic environment. To ease the burden and let your staff get back to the most essential duties, including patient care, invest in technologies that make life easier on the job.
Introducing new technology in your Ambulatory Surgery Center can be a complex process. Some staff members may be resistant to change, others may be fearful of the learning curve. Successfully onboarding new technology relies on having your entire team on the same page and enthusiastic about the process. Here are our tips for making a smooth transition when your ASC onboards new technology like our patient tracking boards and vendor management software solutions.
It would be wonderful if all the patients at your Ambulatory Surgery Center paid their bills on time, but that’s not the reality. Each year, the need to send out payment reminders increases and more patients expect them as a part of the services your ASC provides. Facilities that aren't gently reminding their patients about upcoming payments neglect a valuable tool in maintaining their ASC's cash flow. They may also be letting their patients down, as more people every year rely on electronic reminders to keep them on track financially.
One of the top questions regarding ambulatory surgery software is data privacy and security. With just one click, cybercriminals can gain access to a network of data. If this happens at your ASC, the results can be devastating.
From unpacking jargon to efficiently communicating care instructions, using video in healthcare can have substantial positive impacts. When it comes to your surgery center, how can video make a difference?
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.
COVID-19 has rocked our world—from how we work to how we access healthcare to how we connect with each other. Recent research found that during the coronavirus pandemic, video chatting apps and social media website usage spiked significantly, in some cases up to 80%! What does that mean for older patients? Well, they probably are not as technologically disconnected as you might think.
Let's face it- staff at ambulatory surgery centers often haven't been trained in marketing their facility. They're medical professionals, not marketing gurus! Every facility wants a full OR to bring in as much revenue and as many patients as possible, but it's tricky to do this without insight on marketing. Our very own Marketing Director, Melissa Gall, outlined a few steps to follow to better market your facility and keep your OR full.