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THE ASCA JOURNAL JUNE/JULY 2019


12 TRENDS IN ASC ROBOTICS The market appears primed to experience rapid growth


DEPARTMENTS


6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO 8 AS I SEE IT


Stop guessing, start measuring


18 DOING BUSINESS Put digital charts to work


20 TECHNOLOGY Enhance cybersecurity in your ASC


22 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Implement a QMS for device processing


28 REGULATORY REVIEW CMS, ONC release new regulations on EHI


38 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Host a facility tour


40 ASCA NEWS Salary survey results available in July


42 WEB CRAWL Mark your calendar for Member Appreciation Week


ASC Focus is published by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703.836.8808, fax: 703.549.0976, ascassociation.org. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from ASCA is prohibited.


Chief Executive Officer: Bill Prentice; Director of Communications: Kay Tucker; Editor: Sahely Mukerji; Staff Writers: Kara Newbury, Sharita Williams and Rob Kurtz.


Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 12, No. 6 | ISSN 1944-7280


FEATURES


14 INTRODUCE AND GROW A ROBOTICS PROGRAM Research, plan and get physician buy-in before you act


44 ‘THE WAY WE WORK TOGETHER’ Copper Ridge Surgery Center shares its patient care initiative story


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