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THE ASCA JOURNAL MAY 2013


12 STOP SECURITY BREACHES Make it a priority to protect patient health information.


DEPARTMENTS


6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO 8


Come to ASCA 2013 to learn how to prevent OR fires in your ASC.


10 AS I SEE IT Technological advances are rapidly expanding the ASC landscape.


22 MEDICARE MONITOR What can you expect this summer and beyond?


24 DOING BUSINESS Materials management information systems can reduce costs and improve quality.


30 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT The best ASC advocates are those who know ASCs best.


32 ASCA NEWS Download sessions from ASCA 2013.


33 WEB CRAWL Help tell the ASC story on Capitol Hill.


FEATURES


16 TAKE A VIRTUAL STEP FORWARD Now might be the time to switch to an electronic medical record system.


18 SETTING UP IN THE CLOUD Grow your ASC with an online scheduling portal.


20 ONE-STOP SHOP Achieve excellence with a single point-of-care approach.


28 UNITED WE STAND Help ASCAPAC make sure that your ASC’s interests are represented in Congress.


34 STAY IN TOUCH ASCA Connect, ASCA’s professional networking tool, offers 24/7 connectivity.


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Chief Executive Officer: Bill Prentice; Director of Communications: Kay Tucker; Writer–Editor: Sahely Mukerji; Staff Writers: Jonathan Beal, Joe Hornig and Rob Kurtz


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