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03/31/2017

Benchmarking Data Entry Begins 4/1

1st Quarter Data Entry Availvle

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1st Quarter 2017 ASC Benchmarking Data Entry Begins 4/1

   

Tracking your quality benchmarking data us easy with OAASC's exclusive benchmarking system.  BEST YET, remember this is a free service for OAASC members and provides valuable insights into your clinical and financial operations and provides you all that you need to inform your QAPI programs.

 

Go to www.oaasc.org (direct link - different than our regular web site), login in and submit your 1st quarter 2017 data by May 15 to participate.  Then come back (anytime after 5/15) and download and view your results.  Charts can be saved as .pdf and images so you can incorporate them into presentations for your Board. 

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS IN SUBMITTING DATA:

 

  • Please make certain that you BOTH SIGN AND APPROVE the data to ensure that it is included in quarter's data.

 

  • The User C login is the best way to ensure that your data is fully submitted if you are doing all data entry and submitting your center's final data.

 

  • You don't need to fill out ever question but make sure you respond with a NC, NA, NR so that you non-response is not included in the averages.

 

Remember this is a FREE service as a part of your membership and is the only benchmarking service available that solely compares Ohio facilities with other facilities in the state and YOUR region of the state.

 

For a direct link to the survey go to www.oaasc.org

 

REMINDER - ADDITINAL QUESTIONS IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SECTION

The Ohio specific, benchmarking program is in step with industry trends and meeting the needs of our members.  Reminder of the latest questions added in the quality section.

 

The first measure follows normothermia in patients receiving general anesthesia of 60 minutes or greater within 15 minutes of arrival in the PACU. 

Tracking normothermia is important, as impairment of thermoregulatory control due to anesthesia, may result in perioperative hypothermia.  Even mild hypothermia can be associated with outcomes such as increased susceptibility to infection, impaired coagulation, cardiovascular stress and complications, as well as shivering and discomfort.

 

The second measure addresses unplanned vitrectomies. 

Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures to occur in ASCs.  As an unanticipated occurrence, unplanned vitrectomies can lead to decreased postoperative visual acuity and a poorer long-term outcome. 

By benchmarking, ASCs can track and compare rates to incorporate into their peer review process.

 

Finally, we will be reviewing the questions to determine those that are no longer relevant or underutilized.  Any feedback you might have on this process please communicate it to Randy Leffler at rleffler@oaasc.net.

 

For a direct link to the survey go to www.oaasc.org

 

QUESTIONS about your survey or login details?  Call the OAASC at 614-358-0177 or email Randy Leffler at rleffler@oaasc.net