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Looking Ahead: Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2017

We previously discussed the year that was for ambulatory surgery centers in our column "ASCs in 2016: A Year in Review." With 2017 upon us, it's an appropriate time to look ahead to the year that will be.There are many areas of focus for ASCs in...

Developing An IT Disaster Response Plan at Your ASC

Last month is the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which formed on October 22, 2012. We're also only a few weeks removed from destruction brought by Hurricane Matthew from the Caribbean to the U.S.The reality is that disaster can strike an...

The Growing Importance of Data in ASCs

Q&A with Charlie Immordino of Ambulatory Surgery Center Consultants

Charlie Immordino, RN, CASC, is principal and president/CEO of Ambulatory Surgery Center Consultants, LLC, and an Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care surveyor.

How to Achieve ASC Joint Venture Success

Q&A With Joan Dentler of Avanza Healthcare Strategies

Joan Dentler is president and CEO of Avanza Healthcare Strategies, which provides healthcare organizations with strategic guidance, with a focus on outpatient services and population health...

EHR Certification Standards for ASCs

Steven Selde is the ASC Association's (ASCA) assistant regulatory counsel. In this position he assists with ASCA's regulatory and legislative activities and outreach with an emphasis on health IT related issues, and serves as a liaison for the...

ASC Focus Purchasing an EMR

Do your research before you buy 

By: Robert Kurtz

Although the Meaningful Use Program does not directly affect ASCs, the indirect effects are compelling ASCs to have a better understanding of EMRs, interoperability and the role of ASCs in the...

Understanding the Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015

Heather Ashby is the ASC Association's (ASCA) deputy director of advocacy. In this position, she manages the legislative, political and outreach activities of ASCA and serves as a liaison for the ASC industry to the U.S. Congress.

Why Make the Switch to an EMR: Q&A with Ryan Crean, AmkaiCharts

Ryan Crean is product manager for AmkaiCharts at AmkaiSolutions.

EMR Benefits During an Accreditation Survey: Q&A with Scott Luba

Scott Luba is director of business operations for Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The multi-specialty ASC uses the AmkaiCharts electronic medical record system. It recently underwent a survey by The Joint...

Q&A with Memorial Spine & Neuroscience Center

Cheryl Bloode is director at Memorial Spine & Neuroscience Center in South Bend, Ind.

Why They Switched to AmkaiSolutions: Q&A with Concord ASC

Beverly Primeau, RN, MBA, is administrator for Concord Ambulatory Surgery Center in Concord, N.H. Concord Ambulatory Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ASC providing procedures in ENT; orthopedics; plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries;...

Why They Switched to AmkaiSolutions: Q&A with Pend Oreille ASC

Ashley Walden, CASCC, is business office manager for Pend Oreille Surgery Center in Ponderay, Idaho. Pend Oreille Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ASC providing procedures in endoscopy, general surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry...

Q&A with Carolina Center for Specialty Surgery

Brenda Page, RN, MBA, is director and Sarah Moffat is business office manager for Carolina Center for Specialty Surgery in Charlotte, N.C. They have been an AmkaiSolutions partner since 2010.

Q&A with Steve Bowman of Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center

Steve Bowman, MHA, MBA, is administrator for Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center in Fort Smith, Ark. Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ASC providing procedures in orthopedics, general surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), plastics,...

Looking Ahead: Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2017

We previously discussed the year that was for ambulatory surgery centers in our column "ASCs in 2016: A Year in Review." With 2017 upon us, it's an appropriate time to look ahead to the year that will be.There are many areas of focus for ASCs in...

Developing An IT Disaster Response Plan at Your ASC

Last month is the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which formed on October 22, 2012. We're also only a few weeks removed from destruction brought by Hurricane Matthew from the Caribbean to the U.S.The reality is that disaster can strike an...

The Growing Importance of Data in ASCs

Q&A with Charlie Immordino of Ambulatory Surgery Center Consultants

Charlie Immordino, RN, CASC, is principal and president/CEO of Ambulatory Surgery Center Consultants, LLC, and an Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care surveyor.

How to Achieve ASC Joint Venture Success

Q&A With Joan Dentler of Avanza Healthcare Strategies

Joan Dentler is president and CEO of Avanza Healthcare Strategies, which provides healthcare organizations with strategic guidance, with a focus on outpatient services and population health...

EHR Certification Standards for ASCs

Steven Selde is the ASC Association's (ASCA) assistant regulatory counsel. In this position he assists with ASCA's regulatory and legislative activities and outreach with an emphasis on health IT related issues, and serves as a liaison for the...

ASC Focus Purchasing an EMR

Do your research before you buy 

By: Robert Kurtz

Although the Meaningful Use Program does not directly affect ASCs, the indirect effects are compelling ASCs to have a better understanding of EMRs, interoperability and the role of ASCs in the...

Understanding the Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015

Heather Ashby is the ASC Association's (ASCA) deputy director of advocacy. In this position, she manages the legislative, political and outreach activities of ASCA and serves as a liaison for the ASC industry to the U.S. Congress.

Why Make the Switch to an EMR: Q&A with Ryan Crean, AmkaiCharts

Ryan Crean is product manager for AmkaiCharts at AmkaiSolutions.

EMR Benefits During an Accreditation Survey: Q&A with Scott Luba

Scott Luba is director of business operations for Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The multi-specialty ASC uses the AmkaiCharts electronic medical record system. It recently underwent a survey by The Joint...

Q&A with Memorial Spine & Neuroscience Center

Cheryl Bloode is director at Memorial Spine & Neuroscience Center in South Bend, Ind.

Why They Switched to AmkaiSolutions: Q&A with Concord ASC

Beverly Primeau, RN, MBA, is administrator for Concord Ambulatory Surgery Center in Concord, N.H. Concord Ambulatory Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ASC providing procedures in ENT; orthopedics; plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries;...

Why They Switched to AmkaiSolutions: Q&A with Pend Oreille ASC

Ashley Walden, CASCC, is business office manager for Pend Oreille Surgery Center in Ponderay, Idaho. Pend Oreille Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ASC providing procedures in endoscopy, general surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry...

Q&A with Carolina Center for Specialty Surgery

Brenda Page, RN, MBA, is director and Sarah Moffat is business office manager for Carolina Center for Specialty Surgery in Charlotte, N.C. They have been an AmkaiSolutions partner since 2010.

Q&A with Steve Bowman of Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center

Steve Bowman, MHA, MBA, is administrator for Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center in Fort Smith, Ark. Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ASC providing procedures in orthopedics, general surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), plastics,...

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