James McClung – Opening an ASC: 30 Days from Your First Patient
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
🎙 You are 30 days from your first patient at your new surgery center. A little bit of stress mixed with excitement is expected, but where should you focus your time and efforts?
James McClung is an experienced ASC Developer and Consultant. In part 8 of our De Novo series, we cover final regulatory and compliance checks, necessary equipment, technology, supplies, contingency plans, and how to prepare your clinical and administrative teams.
➡️️ Start with a Plan: Develop processes early and ensure step-by-step development with a meticulous timeline.
➡️ Education & Collaboration: Don’t reinvent the wheel! Collaborate with state organizations, utilize accrediting bodies, and use available resources for educational requirements. Utilize resources like ASCA’s forum, books, and experienced professionals in the industry.
➡️ Operational Efficiency: Maximize efficiency within existing responsibilities before adding more, such as maximizing the role of pharmacy consultants for overall quality improvement and maintaining compliance.
➡️ Involve Experts: From fire drills to emergency scenarios, involving experts like fire marshals and EMS ensures you are prepared for unexpected situations.
➡️ Continuity of Care: Make sure you have a strategy to maintain quality and operational continuity, even in leadership turnovers.
➡️ Solving Challenges: Look to quality assurance and continuity of care. Involve others in processes and ensure performance evaluations guide the path toward patient-centric quality care.
Interesting in learning more about opening a new surgery center? Check out our previous episodes:
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