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December 2017

Track ASC metrics to produce a healthy bottom line

Each day seems to bring new tasks for leaders of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), adding to their already overflowing plate. One task that can easily fall off that plate is collecting and analyzing metrics, yet failing to do so can have serious financial consequences. OR Manager recently asked ASC leaders…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
October 19, 2017
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ECRI Institute's new SERVICEguide helps reduce costs of outsourced services

Editor's Note SERVICEguide is the ECRI Institute’s new membership-based advisory service that helps hospitals maintain and manage their outsourced services. SERVICEguide includes an interactive assessment dashboard with spend analytics that reveal the highest potential areas for savings. Recently, for example, ECRI Institute helped a large healthcare system save more than…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 25, 2017
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ECRI Institute releases free white paper on value analysis

Editor's Note The ECRI Institute on August 23 announced a new free white paper, “Value Analysis: Best Practices for Navigating the Evidence Maze,” to help value analysis committees bring an objective, systematic approach to the decision-making process for health technologies and interventions. The white paper includes three case studies that…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 23, 2017
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ECRI Institute announces new white paper on value analysis

Editor's Note The ECRI Institute on July 31 announced a new free white paper titled, “Value Analysis: Best Practices for Navigating the Evidence Maze. The white paper features three case studies that show how hospital value analysis committees can use the PICOTS (patients, intervention, comparators, outcomes, time frame for follow-up,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 1, 2017
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Cost data persuade surgeons to be more frugal

Surgeons usually don’t have a high awareness of costs, partly because they haven’t had an easy way to know them. An unfortunate byproduct of this lack of knowledge can be higher OR costs. “Imagine what it’s like if, when you go to the grocery store, there are no price tags,…

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By: OR Manager
June 20, 2017
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Getting Ready for Value-Based Purchasing

What do you need to do to prepare for value-based purchasing? Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), provider organizations are encouraged to manage patient populations cost effectively without compromising quality of care. . A key goal is for providers to work together to manage clinical processes while…

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ECRI Institute announces release of CrossCHEQ

Editor's Note ECRI Institute on June 6 announced the release of CrossCHEQ, its new service that offers unbiased guidance on equivalent alternatives for medical-surgical supplies and implants. By comparing key performance indicators, buyers can assess opportunities for standardization and better respond when products are out of stock or recalled. The…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 7, 2017
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Preference card cleanup projected to cut costs across departments

Fine-tuning physician preference cards to reduce instrument use and sterilization is a well-known way to cut costs, but one that is often hard to implement. At Bassett Healthcare (Cooperstown, New York), we had success with a simple intervention involving collaboration with nearly 50 surgeons across multiple departments. We reviewed more…

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By: OR Manager
May 17, 2017
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AHA asks CMS to suspend VBP pain questions

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) on April 29 asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to suspend their pain-related questions in the Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program until concerns are addressed that the questions may contribute to the opioid epidemic, AHA News Now reports. The AHA says…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 2, 2016
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Committee saves over $1 million through cost conscious initiatives

Creating a “Cost Conscious Culture Committee” helped Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland shave more than $1.8 million in operating costs from the beginning of 2014 to the end of 2015. Not only that, but during 2015, MMC’s perioperative services leaders were also involved in a $40 million expansion project…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
March 17, 2016
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ECRI Institute launches ‘Rate This Model’ tool

Editor's Note ECRI Institute (Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania) on January 21 launched its new “Rate This Model” user review and rating tool for hospital equipment purchases. The tool enables OR managers to share their opinions and assign ratings on the performance of medical technologies. The new interactive feature looks and acts…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 21, 2016
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