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Report: Global ASC market projected to hit $130.6 billion by 2031

Editor's Note According to a June 28 report from Future Market Insights, the global ambulatory surgery center (ASC) market is projected to hit $130.6 billion by 2031, Becker’s ASC Review June 29 reports. The projection considers a 3.9% compound annual growth rate from the $85.4 billion total the global ASC…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 30, 2022
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Experiences of US nurse managers during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers at The Ohio State University College of Nursing explores the professional and personal experiences of US nurse managers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis, which includes views of 39 nurse managers from 5 US health systems, identifies three major themes—challenges, feelings and…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 30, 2022
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The Joint Commission extends application deadline for Tyson Award

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on June 29 announced that the application deadline for the "Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity" has been extended through July 14. The Tyson Award was established in partnership with Kaiser Permanente in honor of Bernard J. Tyson, the…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 30, 2022
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Report: US hospitals still seeing ‘cumulatively negative’ margins

Editor's Note A report compiled by healthcare consulting company Kaufman Hall, titled “National Hospital Flash Report: June 2022” and published on June 28, shows that US hospitals and health systems continue to “perform below pre-pandemic levels,” the American Hospital Association (AHA) June 28 reports. The report analysis is based on…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 29, 2022
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Machine learning models predict ambulatory surgery end time, PACU discharge

Editor's Note In this study from the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, researchers developed a machine learning model that improved the ability to predict surgery end times and PACU discharge at a range of start times in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Of 13,447 surgical procedures analyzed, the…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 29, 2022
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Succession planning post-COVID: Identifying the right people

When Donna Doyle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, perioperative consultant with DJD Consulting Services in Columbus, Ohio, thinks of succession planning, the British royal family comes to mind. “That is the epitome of succession planning,” she says. “You know exactly who’s in what position, who is next up, and who is…

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By: Jennifer Lubell
June 28, 2022
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Business conference placed staffing challenges in sharp focus

May 2022 brought business leaders and operations managers back together in person for the OR Business Management Conference. This year marked its 10th anniversary, and the intimate event highlighted several facets of the behemoth issue that is staffing. Several sessions touched on the topic, including: • “Organize the chaos and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 28, 2022
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Most hospitals not providing price information for TJAs as required by CMS

Editor's Note This study from the Cleveland Clinic finds that less than one-third of US hospitals were fully compliant in 2021 with the transparency in pricing for total joint arthroplasty (TJA) rule mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Of 400 hospitals analyzed between December 1 and…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 27, 2022
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Outcomes associated with workplace mental health program before, during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from Spring Health, New York City, and Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, finds that an employer-sponsored mental health benefit was associated with reduced symptoms for employees and positive financial return on investment (ROI) for employers. This cohort study included 1,132 employees participating in a workplace mental…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 9, 2022
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Changes in cancer screening during COVID-19

Editor's Note  This study from the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, finds that the prevalence of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening decreased during COVID-19. A total of 479,248 patients were included in the analysis for breast cancer screening, 301,453 for cervical cancer screening, and 854,210 for colorectal cancer screening. Between…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 6, 2022
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