Policies and Procedures Management for ASCs
PolicyStat can help you stay compliant with these accreditation bodies and associations:
- Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
- The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF)
- The Joint Commission (TJC or JCAHO)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for ambulatory surgery center payor requirements
- Federal and state health departments
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
- Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Access for Caregivers at the Point of Care
Meeting regulatory mandates is crucial for your Ambulatory Surgery Center, but the biggest benefit PolicyStat provides is to the patient. Gone are the days when staff should be grabbing paper binders. Caregivers can have quick and easy access to the information they need at the point of care. PolicyStat grants them access to policies and procedures anywhere, anytime, and on any device. PolicyStat makes locating information easy and efficient, minimizing frustration and maximizing the overall benefit to the patient.
What about the Return on Investment (ROI)?
We get it, Ambulatory Surgery Centers typically operate on a lean budget to in-turn offer quality services to patients at a competitive price, and we too want to be competitively priced and a good fit. Sometimes the current, paper or shared-drive setup of document management can be seen as “free” by your facility. However, as we speak with current ASC customers, they have pointed out a few items:
- With PolicyStat, staff can access the documents easier, saving them time and energy. The archiving, edit-tracking, electronic signatures, and other functionality features allow leadership to spend less time on busy work.
- Many of our ASC customers can directly attribute this to helping their bottom line. In short, the same staff who once spent hours working on these documents now have more hours to serve on the floor or Operating Room. Those hours were once filled by more expensive PRN staff, making a very clear ROI argument.