On this episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we discuss the latest news, review the rising crisis in Anesthesia in ASCs and the supervision of CRNAs, discuss the concerns about the role of Private Equity in the Anesthesia Crisis, Celebrate Sterile Processing Week and in our focus segment, for Cybersecurity Awareness Month discuss Cybersecurity with Paul Alcock from Surgical Information Systems.
This episode is sponsored by Surgical Information Systems.
Notes and Resources from this Episode:
Abbott Medical Recall of Proclaim Spinal Cord Stimulators
Texas ASC Operator to Settle False Claims Allegation
- Beckers ASC review on September 14th 2023
FTC Challenges Private Equity Firms (suppressing competition in the anesthesia market)
California Medical Association reported in April 2023 that Contracted Physicians with Anthem California will be required to maintain privileges with at least one participating ASC
Focus Segment - Cyber Security Month with Paul Alcock
- Surgical Information Systems (http://sisfirst.com)
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