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AAAASF Addresses Patient Safety in Outpatient Facilities

Added 09.24.14

Centers Are Highly Regulated to Ensure Quality and Safety GURNEE, IL--(Marketwired - September 22, 2014) - The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) is a nonprofit organization established in 1980 to promote patient safety in the outpatient setting. Patient safety is the sole mission of the organization. Its voluntary board of directors is comprised of numerous professors of surgery and anesthesiology, nurses and nurse anesthetists and members of the business community. "AAAASF is sympathetic to the recent unfortunate and highly publicized case involving an outpatient surgical facility," said Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, AAAASF board president. "Safety is our primary concern in delivery of outpatient surgical care. We constantly assess surgery center performance through the inspection process and Internet submitted data from our... more...

Data Analytics in ASCs: The Future is Here

Added 09.10.14

Data analytics capabilities are applied all across healthcare now. Even hospitals and physician practices in the most remote locations are gathering data with electronic medical records or practice software systems and reaping the clinical and operational benefits of big data. It's time for ambulatory surgery centers to jump onboard. The level of data collection experience varies widely from center to center — some with management company affiliation have been collecting and benchmarking against sophisticated data for years while others barely keep Excel spreadsheets updated from month to month. But, in the data-driven healthcare environment, there are clear advantages for ASCs proving they are the highest quality, lowest cost provider in the market. Read more at: more...