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Perioperative surgical home optimizes patient care, Part 1

The medical home, consisting of a patient-centered team focusing on the coordinated delivery of care, is now embedded in the healthcare lexicon, but the perioperative surgical home (PSH) is a more recent concept that is only starting to spread across the country. “The number of hospitals in the US with…

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By: Paula DeJohn
February 12, 2015
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Surgeon sees standardization and data as keys to higher value healthcare

Over the past decade, the number of quality measurement programs has grown exponentially as hospitals respond to public and government demands for greater accountability and improved patient care. During this time, quality programs have been focused largely on how to do quality, how to measure it, how to improve it,…

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By: OR Manager
January 15, 2015
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Orthopedic implant overhaul nets cost savings and surgeon satisfaction

One way to shave the OR operating budget is to trim the supply spend, and for orthopedic service lines in particular, reining in costs related to implants can make a big impact. Some orthopedic service providers have achieved dramatic savings by adopting a “rep-less” model for certain procedures. At Loma…

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By: OR Manager
November 17, 2014
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Professional standards and patient empathy ease burden of payment collection

Delivering quality healthcare doesn’t end when a patient leaves the postanesthesia care unit. It continues until the final installment of the bill is paid. It continues even when the payment is overdue, missing, or refused. To stay in business, an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) must collect the fees it has…

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By: OR Manager
January 15, 2015
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