March 5, 2015
Enrollment is still open for the 5th cohort of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Safety Program for Ambulatory Surgery.
This program, which is designed to improve communication, teamwork and quality in your ambulatory surgery facility, will focus on effectively implementing a surgical safety checklist as a means of reducing infections and complications.
In the video below, ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and Mital Mehta, from the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), explain that this program can provide significant improvements in the culture, safety and productivity of their facilities both by taking a closer look at your own center and working with others across the country.
Since its inception, 362 ASCs, including many ASCA members, have enrolled in the course and many have reported that it has helped them to improve data collection and reporting procedures, which will be important as we reach the advent of CMS reporting.
The 12-month patient safety improvement collaborative is led by HRET, along with others partners (which include ASCA, ASC Quality Collaboration, and The Harvard School of Public Health).
Enrollment is open now and will continue until the program begins on March 30. Click here to enroll now.