Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are tasked with the same challenges as clinical practices in today’s health care climate—increasing quality of care and safety while reducing costs. ManagementPlus’ ASC template supports these efforts with specific features that are well suited to the needs of ASCs.
In addition to reducing errors by standardizing processes, electronic time stamps alert staff of missing steps and data that could potentially have a negative effect on a patient. It is structured so that each staff member has a to-do list under a procedure, and based on the surgeon, it will populate standing orders for each department, either pre-operative, inter-operative, or post-operative.
The time stamp ensures that each staff member performs his or her specific duties by documenting the completion of each task. Furthermore, clinical data reveals inefficiencies that are missed in paper charts. Specifically, it allows users to perform costs analyses that can assist ASCs with scheduling patients and staff in a manner that will boost profitability.
As more ASCs explore EHR options, EHR for ophthalmology vendors are taking into account the special needs of ASCs.