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  • iProcedures named 2017 Best in KLAS, February 02, 2017

    iProcedures, LLC has officially been awarded the prestigious 2017 Best in KLAS distinction in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. iProcedures was also included as the top rated vendor in the Anesthesia 2016: A Clinician Take on Anesthesia Information Management Systems report that published December 2016.

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  • Technology Brings New Surgical and Operational Procedures to Ambulatory Surgery Centers, December 06, 2016

    Today's ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in Oregon are offering more types of same-day procedures than ever, thanks to advances in technology that impact the way surgeries are performed and also improve operational processes, quality of care and cost effectiveness. Across the entire state ASCs are taking full advantage of technology to bring more same-day surgical procedures to patients while also improving the patient experience.

    read more in OregonLive
  • Key considerations for ASCs during budget season, September 22, 2016

    It is budget season - time for ASC owners and managers to evaluate their investment options for the coming year. For an industry that is under constant pressure to do more with less, finding investments that save money over the long term, while simultaneously improving processes and patient outcomes may seem like a tall order. Identifying new ways to use labor hours much more efficiently will be essential to achieving success. Fortunately, advances in technology are making this task much easier.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • Patient engagement underlies population health, September 16, 2016

    The Pop Health Forum, a conference put on by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Chicago this week, was as much about patient engagement as it was about population health. This makes sense, because it’s difficult to manage populations without reaching out — engaging — members of those populations.

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  • Patient experience a key driver in profit margin growth for hospitals, September 01, 2016

    Hospitals delivering superior customer experiences saw net increases that were 50 percent higher than average performers, study says. Instead of slashing jobs to cut costs and increase profits, hospitals should focus on delivering high-quality customer experiences to widen their margins. That's the word from a new study released by Accenture, which shows that hospitals that delivered superior customer experiences increased their net margins by 50 percent over average-performing facilities.

    read more in Healthcare Finance
  • It's personal — How technology can positively affect patient engagement, August 29, 2016

    Patient engagement is much more than just texting a patient a reminder; it requires a well thought-out communication strategy that seamlessly integrates every communication with a patient throughout the entire continuum of care into one comprehensive system. Anesthesiologist Stephen Punzak, MD, founder and CEO of One Medical Passport, believes patient engagement to be a vital component of the healthcare environment today, holding the promise of better and more individualized patient care. "I think that most people are still trying to figure out what patient engagement really is," says Dr. Punzak. "To me, it's offering this tremendous individualized care that allows a patient to become engaged in his or her own treatment in a way that is very easy and intuitive for the patient, and that makes them an active participant in their care."

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • Improving Outcomes, May 30, 2016

    The potential for improved outcomes greatly increases as patients become more involved in their own care. As health care providers look for new ways to engage patients, patient engagement technology is becoming increasingly popular. While many people are excited about this technology, it is interesting to note that these systems are still in their infancy and have yet to be truly defined. In fact, even the term “patient engagement” can mean very different things to different people.

    read more in ASCA Focus
  • Patient Experience is Not about Patient Happiness, May 23, 2016

    When healthcare employees are engaged in their work and focused on keeping the patient at the center of all that they do, they perform better. Additionally, when caregivers feel like they are part of a cohesive team, they make fewer mistakes and pay greater attention to detail. When effective communication, both with patients and with other members of the care team, is a priority, serious safety errors are reduced, patient treatment compliance is increased, and care becomes better coordinated to meet patients’ needs. Ultimately, patients are happier, but that is a byproduct of the improvements across the entire patient experience. It is not the singular objective.

    read more in Physicians Practice
  • Patient portal adoption increases collections, patient engagement, April 05, 2016

    Patient portals connect consumers and healthcare providers. In addition to the convenience offered by this technology, healthcare providers can recognize economic benefits.

    read more in Becker's Hospital Review
  • One Medical Passport receives $4M Series A Investment by FCA Venture Partners, January 05, 2016

    One Medical Passport, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based peri-operative medical software, announced today that it has closed a $4 million Series A investment from FCA Venture Partners, a Nashville-based venture capital firm focused on healthcare IT. One Medical Passport’s online software is used by over two million patients and 700 medical facilities annually throughout the U.S., and its customers include many of the top healthcare management companies. The solution enhances the involvement of patients in their own care before, during and after surgery and medical procedures and improves the communication and collaboration between patients, doctors, and medical facilities. The funds will be used to fuel the company’s aggressive growth plans as it continues to build out its cutting-edge software suite and finishes development of its comprehensive patient engagement solution.

  • 9 ways for ASCs to win in 2016, December 15, 2015

    Improve patient experience with technology. Patients value efficiency as much as physicians and anything you can do to make their experience a good one will help you increase your patient base. Hampden Surgery Center in Denver implemented One Medical Passport, which has seen great results. The system allows patients to go online and record their information, which is available to the staff as well as physicians beforehand. "The physicians have the information and medical history before they even come to the ASC and so they are one step ahead. They can get in touch with patients with any issues before they even come in," says Ms. Mayes. "Also, patients talk. Good word-of-mouth about your facility can go a long way in bringing in more patients."

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • 5 key qualities for the most beneficial ASC technology in the future, November 16, 2015

    Healthcare is bursting with new technology but not everything will make sense for the ambulatory surgery center setting. "Technology that fosters true patient engagement, not just a bit of patient education thrown in gratuitously, but involves patients in their own care is extremely beneficial," says Stephen Punzak, MD, founder and CEO of One Medical Passport. "Then the patient becomes a partner in their own care and is guided seamlessly through the process designed just for them. Individualized care, patient involvement and satisfaction are the biggest trends in healthcare technology going forward."

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • Budget season got you down? Consider these 4 tips to help with your technology selection, October 21, 2015

    It's October, budget season for many ASCs. With new tools and technology continually being introduced, determining what should make the cut can be an overwhelming decision. Technology that streamlines processes and eliminates unnecessary spending is always a board favorite. But there are other long- and short-term financial and operational benefits to consider. Looking back at some of the best technology purchases we’ve made, bringing our pre-admission system online is right up there at the top. While it has been several years since we deployed the One Medical Passport solution, the benefits are still being felt today.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • John Meadows joins One Medical Passport as SVP of sales, October 20, 2015

    WILLINGTON, Conn., Oct 19, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- One Medical Passport, Inc., the industry leader in online pre-admission and perioperative workflow solutions, today announced the hiring of John Meadows as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Sales. In this role, Meadows will be in charge of growing the company’s ASC, hospital and physician practice market reach as well as overseeing the company’s expansion into new markets and partnerships. In addition, Meadows will play a critical role in the rollout of PassportEngage™, a state of the art patient engagement solution from One Medical Passport that is scheduled for release in early 2016.

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  • The best decision I've made this year: 9 ASC administrators discuss, October 19, 2015

    Angela Martin, RN, Administrator, Alliance Surgical Center, Lake Mary, Fla.: Taking our pre-admission process online with One Medical Passport was by far the best decision our center has made so far this year. Enabling our patients to complete their own pre-admission ahead of time has saved significant nursing time. Because One Medical Passport allows patients to complete their medical histories online, from their home with all necessary information on-hand, histories are much more accurate and complete. It is very user-friendly for both patients and our staff which has resulted in a very high compliance rate. Furthermore, because the system is cloud-based, there was no need to invest in expensive software. Our decision to bring pre-admissions online with One Medical Passport was definitely a great one.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • 6 ASC technologies to know, October 18, 2015

    One Medical Passport. The One Medical Passport system is a preadmissions solution. The technology aims to connect patients, providers and referring physicians throughout the pre-operative, care, discharge and post-operative processes. The system is used by ASCs, physician practices, hospitals and health systems. One Medical Passport, a web-based technology, requires no hardware or software installation.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • 5 trends putting the squeeze on surgical practices, September 16, 2015

    1. Patients Are More Web Savvy Than Most Healthcare Practices The Internet has dramatically changed the way patients seek healthcare information across the board. Access has expanded and trust has grown. Today, 87% of U.S. adults have access to the Internet, and 80% of those use it to research health topics. Fifty-nine percent of smartphone owners have used their devices for health-related purposes.

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  • 4 tips for introducing new technology to your ASC's board, July 13, 2015

    Fed up with the costs and hassles associated with manually phoning patients in advance of their procedure to gather medical histories, we recently achieved board approval to purchase new technology to bring our pre-admission process online. As a result, we were able to greatly streamline the pre-admission process and save more than $44,000 a year in per diem costs alone.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • How to eliminate preoperative assessment chaos at ASCs, June 03, 2015

    Just one year ago, we too struggled with preoperative assessment chaos. Thanks to advances in technology, our preoperative assessment program is now running smoother than ever. Preop frustrations are gone, unnecessary overtime costs have been eliminated and cancellations resulting from day-of surgery surprises are no longer an issue. After experiencing such a positive change, I can't help but share our success with others. It is my hope that by sharing Norwalk Surgical Center's experience, other centers can over come preoperative chaos and experience the many benefits we enjoy each day.

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  • 5 big dysfunctions in ASCs — And how to fix them, May 20, 2015

    Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC, administrator at Saint Luke's Surgicenter—Lee's Summit discusses five big dysfunctions that can occur at ambulatory surgery centers and solutions to fix them.

    1. Preoperative assessment chaos. When ASCs struggle with lopsided payment systems, it's difficult to budget the proper staffing to cover preoperative assessments. This is especially true as the population becomes heavier, sicker and older. "We must adapt our processes to grow with the times," says Ms. Kinsey.

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  • 3 ASCs Utilizing Patient Navigation Tools, March 07, 2015

    "Better information makes for better processes and a positive patient experience," says Alix Hall, administrator of the center. "Since bringing our pre-admission process online with One Medical Passport and allowing our patients to take control of their medical histories, information is more complete, organized, consistent and reusable. Because information is submitted by the patient and reviewed by nursing and anesthesia well in advance of a procedure, our patients arrive prepared and confident that they are in professional hands. Using the patient navigation tool there is no missing documentation, no morning-of scramble, no repetition and no surprises. The result is a calm and orderly process."

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  • ASC emergencies: These centers weren't expecting disaster, but overcame it with flying colors, March 02, 2015

    The surgery center, affiliated with Surgical Care Affiliates, had to close for two days unexpectedly early in 2014 because of the harsh winter. The center reopened after the closure with 44 surgeries scheduled. An online pre-admission solution that the facility had deployed, called One Medical Passport, enabled nurses to keep operations running smoothly despite the closure. Nurses were able to securely access and complete preoperative histories of patients, and thus, all surgeries were performed without a delay when the center reopened.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • Kathleen Mills, Riddle Surgery Center reviews One Medical Passport: Make the Pre-Op Process More Pleasant, February 03, 2015

    Filling in pre-op paperwork often means playing phone tag with patients or missing important information in a rushed phone call. Pre-admission software can make the process more convenient for patients, allowing them to fill out their own medical histories when they have the time and resources to do so, says Kathleen Mills, intake specialist for Riddle Surgical Center in Media, Pa.

    read more in Outpatient Surgery Magazine Online
  • The best defense: Anesthesiologist Dr. Stephen Punzak on the value of appropriate preop evaluations, December 18, 2014

    A study published in the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management recently found that less than adequate preoperative assessments resulted in more complications, and thereby, more malpractice cases. Researchers analyzed closed anesthesia medical malpractice claims reported to The Doctors Company, a medical malpractice insurance company. The study found that physician experts identified inadequate preoperative assessments in 15 percent of cases filed against anesthesia professionals, according to study co-author Darrell Ranum, JD, vice president of patient safety at The Doctors Company. Here, Stephen Punzak, MD, founder and CEO of One Medical Passport, and a practicing anesthesiologist, discusses the importance of appropriate preoperative screening and the anesthesiologists' role in ensuring these assessments are carried out adequately.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • Preventing Anesthesia Complications Starts in Pre-op, November 01, 2014

    Better pre-op assessments by anesthesia providers could significantly reduce the number of anesthesia-related injuries they see, according to an analysis of closed claims data by a national malpractice insurer. Inadequate pre-operative assessments were a factor in 15% of cases filed against anesthesia professionals, says co-author Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, vice president of patient safety at The Doctors Company. "Knowledge of patient history, comorbidities, chronic conditions and current status is essential for planning appropriate anesthetic treatment and critical for anticipating [surgical] complications."

    read more in Outpatient Surgery Magazine
  • Ebola Screening Available in One Medical Passport's Online Patient Pre-Admission System, October 21, 2014

    To assist with patient screening, travel and symptom screening questions have been added to One Medical Passport and are now available at no cost to the 500 ASCs and hospitals that use the online pre-admission system. The flexibility and efficiency of cloud-based software is apparent when you consider how quickly a process change can occur. Compliance is guaranteed as patients may not skip these questions.

    read more on Business Wire
  • Stop Ebola: How an IT update can make a difference at your ASC, October 16, 2014

    "Every time a patient interacts with the healthcare system is an opportunity to do a quick screening and potentially save a life and halt the spread of Ebola," notes Stephen Punzak, MD, an anesthesiologist who is also the CEO and co-founder of One Medical Passport. "We started getting facilities asking us to add Ebola screening questions to One Medical Passport a few weeks ago. Fortunately, we had prepared for this and just had to activate the additional questions for those facilities. Because One Medical Passport is cloud-based, we just have to 'flip a switch' on our end to add the new questions, without having to run around and install software upgrades on thousands of computers in hundreds of medical facilities."

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  • How to minimize ASC cancellations and increase your bottom line, August 29, 2014

    Cancellations have always been an area of concern for surgery centers. In the past, it was generally assumed that patients whose surgery was cancelled would simply reschedule, and therefore, surgical volume would not be affected. More recently, however, high-deductible health plans have called this assumption into question. Many patients, faced with the high out-of-pocket cost of elective surgery, simply fail to reschedule as they reconsider their decision to incur the expense.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • Online Pre-Admissions: The Time Has Come, August 29, 2014

    When it comes to streamlining pre-admissions, too many surgery centers are having to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, says Tina Mentz, president of Square Peg Consulting. They're missing great new opportunities to dramatically improve and streamline the process, making it harder both on themselves and on patients. She'll share the secrets and techniques everyone needs to know in her presentation at ORX.

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  • Patient Access to Online Medical Records: 5 Advantages for ASCs, July 11, 2014

    An article recently published in the Wall Street Journal titled "More Healthcare Providers Are Encouraging Patients to Peek Inside Their Medical Records" details how patients can make updates and fix errors in their history to save time at the physicians' office and possibly avoid complications associated with misinformation. "This was a validation of what we've been saying for 15 years," says Founder and CEO of One Medical Passport Stephen Punzak, MD. "We started the company because we thought patients were the best source of information and that patients wanted to be more involved in their healthcare. If you gave them tools and enabled them to provide their health information, they are able to increase the completeness and accuracy of medical records in real time."

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • 3 Myths About Patients and eHealth, Debunked, July 10, 2014

    Because the digital transformation has happened so quickly in healthcare, many providers are still operating and planning under false impressions of what consumers expect in terms of technology and what the future technological landscape will look like. McKinsey&Company debunks three health IT myths still prevalent in the healthcare industry.

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  • Perfect Your Pre-Admission Process, June 20, 2014

    First impressions are everything. For surgical facilities, first impressions take a lot of preparation in the time before each patient's procedure to ensure day-of-surgery success. Here are some practical solutions for smoothing out your pre-admission process, and reducing delays and canceled cases.

    read more in Outpatient Magazine
  • One Medical Passport Demand Skyrocketing: 5 Things for ASC Leaders to Know, May 29, 2014

    One Medical Passport is an online patient preadmission system used by several healthcare providers across the country, including ambulatory surgery centers. Demand for the system continues to increase and now more than 100,000 medical passports are created each month.

    read more in Becker's ASC Review
  • Snow Day Causes No Delays at ASC, February 20, 2014

    Record-setting snow storms and freezing rain are wreaking havoc throughout the country, forcing schools and businesses to close. For a busy ambulatory surgery center, the ripple effect of these storms can last days. Canceled surgeries must be rescheduled while pre-admission nurses are left scrambling to play catch-up on pre-admission calls. As patients and clinical staff attempt to make up for lost time, additional delays and cancellations are not uncommon when pre-admission screenings fall behind and day-of surgery surprises are discovered.

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  • The Best Online Tools and Technology for Your Nursing Career, February 05, 2014

    “The online pre-admission system, One Medical Passport, significantly reduces the amount of time nurses spend playing phone tag with patients and conducting lengthy pre-admission screenings,” says Patricia Churchwell, RN, BA, and President of Premier Healthcare Consulting. “The systems’ online questionnaire guides patients to create a health history at a time and place that is convenient for them.” Doctors and nurses who have access to a complete and accurate medical history are better able to deliver the best care possible to patients. One Medical Passport does not require the installation of any hardware or software – everything occurs over the Internet – providing a fast, secure method of sending and receiving vital medical details which helps increase the efficiency of overall patient care. “Nurses quickly verify information, then once approved, clinical forms are generated by the system and made available to staff facility-wide,” continues Churchwell. “It significantly reduces time spent on document management, instruction and the dissemination of information to patients, allowing nurses to focus more on patients and less on administrative tasks.”

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  • How Preoperative Technology is Helping Spine Centers Improve Information Sharing Facility-Wide, January 31, 2014

    Preoperative systems have advanced to the point where they now follow a patient throughout an entire surgical visit; starting at the doctor's office where a patient is first made aware of the system all the way through discharge. For patients going to a rehabilitation facility, systems exist that allow the patient to download their preoperative information to take it with them. The beauty of these systems is patient information is kept in one common place and can be easily and securely accessed by staff throughout a patient's stay. For example, using the One Medical Passport System, nurses and the surgical team at the Methodist Hospital for Surgery can access the system prior to meeting with patients on the day of surgery. Remote access is also available for those working offsite.

    read in Becker's Spine
  • 5 Tips for Stretching ASC Staff During the Holiday Season, November 15, 2013

    Keeping an ambulatory surgery center running smoothly during the holiday season is a challenge for most facility managers. As we approach the end of the year many employees will utilize their "use it or lose it" vacation hours to spend extended time with family and friends over the holiday season. As a result, maintaining the necessary staff to ensure operations run smoothly can be a difficult task for a busy ASC. To avoid disruptions during the holiday season early planning is essential. To help you get started, consider the following tips for stretching staff during the holidays.

    read in Becker's ASC Review
  • 4 Tips for Saving Money This ASC Budget Season, October 08, 2013

    For many ambulatory surgery center (ASC) owners and managers, budget season is in full swing; it is time for reviewing what works and what didn't, where to spend more and where to cut. While the industry is under pressure to do more with less, being asked to make significant cuts without impacting quality of care or patient safety can be a challenge. Written by Melissa Weik, Administrator at North Pointe Surgery Center | October 03, 2013

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  • North Pointe Surgery Center Saves More Than $250,000 a Year Using Pre-Admission System One Medical Passport, October 01, 2013

    North Pointe Surgery Center (NPSC) reports it has successfully taken its pre-admission process online with One Medical Passport. Within one year of deploying One Medical Passport, NPSC estimates saving more than $250,000 a year in staff-related costs, printing and postage. With more complete and accurate information gathered well in advance of a patient’s procedure, delays and cancellations are avoided, providing additional cost savings.

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  • 5 Reasons to Bring the Surgery Center Pre-Admission Process Online, September 26, 2013

    "When done right, the pre-admission process can drive down costs and help prevent delays," says Dr. Steve Punzak, Founder and CEO of Medical Web Technologies. "ASCs lose money with cancellations and delays because their operating room is ready on time, tables are set, equipment is open and staff are ready. If you look at the true cost of a delay or cancellation, it's larger than most people think." Here are five reasons why moving the pre-admission process online will help streamline tasks and improve profitability at your ASC:

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  • 5 Tips for Introducing New Technology to Your Board, April 11, 2013

    While most organizations have processes they would like to improve, it is not always easy to get everyone behind new ideas. In this article, Tommy Cline of Hamden Surgery Center discusses 5 tips that he developed in successfully gaining board approval to use One Medical Passport for streamlining their pre-admission process.

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  • 4 Advantages of Using Cloud-Computing Software for ASCs, April 10, 2013

    Stephen Punzak, MD, founder and CEO of Medical Web Technologies, explains how cloud-computing software can be used to improve an ASC's business productivity and patient experience.

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  • ASC Industry Veteran, Jim Freund, Joins Medical Web Technologies as Vice President of Business Development, February 25, 2013

    Medical Web Technologies, developer of the leading internet-based pre-admission solution One Medical Passport, today announced that Jim Freund has joined the company as its new Vice President of Business Development.

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  • Becker's ASC: 5 Big Challenges ASCs Can Solve With Healthcare Information Technology, December 20, 2012

    Dan Short, Vice President, Sales for Medical Web Technologies, outlines five major challenges ambulatory surgery centers face and how health information technology platforms can provide an efficient and cost effective solution.

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  • "Hassle-Free Pre-op Screening" Outpatient Surgery Magazine Cover Story, October 15, 2012

    Pre-op screening software lets patients create their own medical histories on their own time saving your nurses hours of telephone tag. When patients complete their health histories online, you have shorter pre-op phone calls to make and less paper to push. Janet Ward/ Commonwealth Orthopaedics.

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  • Shareable Ink and Medical Web Technologies Partner to Provide an Easy, Affordable Way for Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers to Document Patient Care, May 08, 2012

    Shareable Ink and Medical Web Technologies announced today that they have partnered to offer an affordable, easy to use solution that integrates information collected preoperatively by Medical Web Technologies' One Medical Passport System directly into Shareable Ink's intraoperative system.

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  • Medical Web Technologies Passes One Million Patient Milestone, April 24, 2012

    Web-based Preoperative System Provides Patients Greater Convenience while Streamlining Processes for Hospitals and Surgery Centers.

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  • Medical Web Technologies Experiences High Demand for Web-based Preoperative Solution One Medical Passport, March 08, 2012

    Sales Surge as Hospitals, Surgical Facilities, and ASCs Search for a More Convenient, Cost Effective Preop Process.

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  • Cook Children's Pediatric Surgery Center Reclaims Valuable Nursing Time Bringing Pre-Op Process Online with Medical Web Technologies, February 14, 2012

    90 Percent Patient Compliance Removes Administrative Burden, Enables Nurses to Focus More on Patient Care.

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  • 4 Tips for Increasing Patient Safety at Surgery Centers, February 08, 2012

    Increased regulatory scrutiny, primarily resulting from recent high profile cases spotlighting safety issues, is placing incredible strain on ambulatory surgery centers, from both a financial and operational standpoint. The infinite amount of medical content on the Internet has created more informed consumers, and patients understand what questions to ask to ensure the ASC they visit is deemed "safe.". See how One Medical Passport is helping Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center acquire their patient safety goals in Tip #4.

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  • Presidio Surgery Center Saves More than $45,000 a Year by Automating Pre-Op Process with Medical Web Technologies, January 18, 2012

    Eliminates Time Consuming Pre-Op Calls and Day-of-Surgery Cancellations.

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  • Medical Web Technologies Releases Preop Screening Module that Identifies High Risk Surgical Patients, September 28, 2011

    Advanced Warning of High Risk Patients Lowers Surgery Cancellation Rates.

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  • Medical Web Technologies Awarded Patent for Web-based Perioperative Workflow Solution, February 08, 2011

    Newly Patented Technology Provides a More Efficient Way for Health Information to be Submitted and Shared among Patients, Medical Facilities, and Physicians.

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