Focus Groups & Lunches

ASCA 2019 attendees are invited to participate in one of six Affiliate-led focus group lunches. This is your opportunity to help ASCA Affiliates shape their product/service offerings during a targeted discussion over lunch.

For consideration, please complete the focus group registration form by Friday, May 10. Participation is limited to ASCA 2019 attendees and advance registration is required.

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Thursday, May 16, 12:15 pm–1:45 pm

Finding the Future of Supply Chain Distribution for ASCs
Hosted by Cardinal Health

We are looking for ASC administrators and materials managers who play a key role in supply chain management to participate in a focus group regarding distribution. We seek to collaborate with the group to identify current and anticipated supply chain challenges, explore potential solutions and discuss the future of distribution in ASCs.

Managing Postoperative Pain in Ambulatory Surgery Center Settings
Hosted by Heron Therapeutics

The purpose of this focus group is to solicit input and guidance on key strategic topics related to the future planning for HTX-011, an investigational, long-acting formulation of the local anesthetic bupivacaine with the anti-inflammatory meloxicam, to reduce postoperative pain for 72 hours and the key value drivers for the ASC. HTX-011 has been granted an FDA PDUFA review date of April 30, 2019, and potentially will be approved by the date of this discussion.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in ASCs: Social Risk Scoring, Prevention and Reportable Outcomes Measures
Hosted by HSTpathways

Join us and weigh in on how ASCs can demonstrate leadership in proactive risk scoring, prevention and reporting on outcomes related to the use of opioids in outpatient surgeries. According to a study done by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), "the average rate of later opioid dependence and addiction among surgical patients hovered at 12%." With social determinant risk scoring for potential addiction, prescription protocols and outcomes reporting that consolidated pre-, intra- and postoperative clinical indicators, ASCs could take a leadership role in demonstrating yet another way ASCs are safer environments for surgical procedures. Uniform data standards, data collection tools and benchmarking are measurable ways to decrease the percentage of dependency and addiction. Please join the conversation among ASC leaders to make a measurable difference in the opioid crisis.

Do More of What You Love: How to Make More Time for Patient Care
Hosted by McKesson Medical-Surgical

Would you like to hear how your peers save time so they can focus on patient outcomes? Join our focus group to learn tips and tricks from ASC administrators on how they create efficiencies. Participate in this focus group to discuss solutions for managing time and improving workflow so you can get back to doing what you love—caring for patients.

Reporting to Simplify Your ASC Operations and Harness the Power of Your Data
Hosted by Simplify ASC

Join us for a lively roundtable discussion on data usage and reporting for improved business intelligence. Your ASC generates a lot of data—but what’s the most effective way to use it? What do you need (or maybe what is missing) in order to calculate your true case cost? Do you have access to the data you need, when you need it? Which reports are most insightful? We’ll compare notes on how successful centers effortlessly generate the business intelligence they need to improve and strengthen operations. And don’t forget to bring your reporting wishlist—this will help us shape and redefine your future. You won’t want to miss this wide-ranging discussion.

Strategies for Success as Orthopedics and Total Joints Shift to Outpatient Value-Based Care
Hosted by Smith & Nephew

Over the next 10 years, one of the largest growth opportunities for ASCs will be in orthopedics and total joints as about 50% of these procedures are projected to shift to outpatient settings. The move has already begun, and everyone wins when the shift is managed well. Are you ready? What do you need to ensure success? Join us as we explore these questions in a highly interactive session where you can share your experience and knowledge.