• PLAYING TO WIN:
    PLAYING TO WIN: The Licensure, Certification and Accreditation GameBy Kelly M. PyrekFaced with keen competition in the marketplace and the desire to promote its high standards of care, an increasing number of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are pursuing accreditation, a ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Improving Return to Post-Operative Normalcy
    Improving Return to Post-Operative NormalcyBy Kelli M. DonleyImagine the slight prick of a needle, a temporary discomfort, providing the necessary anesthesia for several hours of tranquil sleep. During this slumber, kidneys are removed, gallbladders repaired, breasts ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Emerging Facilities Strive for High-Tech, High-Touch Balance
    Emerging Facilities Strive for High-Tech, High-Touch Balance By Joni M. SteinmanWhile two trade associations have emerged to represent (and compete for the representation of) ambulatory surgery centers and those who support their development and operation, and a surgical ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • The Making of the Modern OR
    The Making of the Modern ORBy Kathy DixWhat should a typical outpatient operating room (OR) include, if it is designed for minimally invasive surgery (MIS)? What kinds of improvements are being added when surgicenters remodel? What is being included in new construction?As ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Changing the World, One Thought at a Time
    Changing the World, One Thought at a TimeCarla PerrottaOnce again, the nursing shortage has been catapulted into the media spotlight. Capping off the flurry of reports was the release of a study by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • The Surgical Hospital: The Right Idea, The Right Time
    The Surgical Hospital: The Right Idea, The Right TimeAlan Pierrot, MDThe surgical hospital model is generating nationwide interest, prompting its proponents to form the American Surgical Hospital Association (ASHA) in 2000 and hold an overwhelmingly successful first-ever ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Defining the Unique Information Management Needs of Surgical Hospitals
    Defining the Unique Information Management Needs of Surgical HospitalsBy Scott PalmerThe outpatient surgery market is entering a new phase -- the widespread development of single and multi-specialty surgical hospitals. Today, progressive healthcare operators are developing ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • MAKING THE OPERATING ROOM A SAFER PLACE
    MAKING THE OPERATING ROOM A SAFER PLACEBy Michael Garvin, MHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) injury data indicates that outside of the patient room, the operating room (OR) is the site of the most employee injuries due to needles, scalpels and other ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Surgical Hospitals Fight to Hold Their Ground
    Surgical Hospitals Fight to Hold Their Ground By Kelly M. PyrekThe victor in a David vs. Goliath battle between small specialty surgical hospitals and large tertiary community hospitals could be determined by a piece of legislation currently circulating in Congress as of ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • GPOS Maintain Their Value to Healthcare Industry as Senate Investigates Charges of Anticompetitive Practices
    GPOS Maintain Their Value to Healthcare Industry as Senate Investigates Charges of Anticompetitive PracticesBy Kelly M. PyrekAs group purchasing organizations (GPOs) continue to come under fire from the Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust Subcomittee, at least one ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles