Michael Powers – The Power of Interoperability & Technology | This Week in Surgery Centers
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
We hear about the concept of interoperability used all the time, but what does it truly mean and look like in practice?
Michael Powers is the Administrator at Children’s West Surgery Center, and he is on this week’s episode to talk about The Power of Interoperability and Technology. Michael and his team have recently undergone an initiative to transition from 5+ software vendors to one, so he’s sharing what that process has been like and what it means for the future of his surgery center. Here are a few highlights from the episode:
➡️ Your surgery center may have inherited tech built for inpatient purposes, and it doesn’t quite meet your outpatient needs. Don’t be afraid to evaluate your options and look for solutions designed for you.
➡️ You must look at the solutions you have with a critical eye – are the vendors making upgrades, improvements, and investing in their own technology? Or are they phasing out our solutions and trying to push you in a different direction?
➡️ Even though you may be adding new tech (ex. Patient texting, online pre-admission, electronic charting, etc.), does the tech speak to one another? Or are you adding more manual work for your staff?
➡️ Take your time and evaluate your options – do your research online, schedule all the demos you can, ask your peers, and even go to local facilities to see what products they’re using. Don’t be shy about doing your homework.
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