How to Make Spine ASCs More Efficient


At the 20th Annual Spine, Orthopedic + Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference, attendees were invited to an insightful session on how to make spine ASCs more efficient.

Moderated by Paige Twenter, Assistant Editor of Becker's Healthcare, a panel of experts shared their experience and wisdom on the topic. 

The panel included Ali Mesiwala, MD, Spine Surgeon at DISC Sports and Spine Center, Meghan Nechrebecki, MSPH, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Health Care Transformation, Max Adcock, MSN, MBA, RN, CCRN, ASC Administrator at The Surgery Center at MS Sports Medicine, and Mark McDonald, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery Hospital.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Creating an efficient environment involves reducing vendors, optimizing staff time, and creating a positive work environment. It is important to have credibility from the top and embrace change.
  2. Using a single vendor can improve efficiency, quality, and safety. Automating the perioperative journey and using videos as homework assignments can prevent readmissions and save time for both patients and clinicians.
  3. Standardizing processes, streamlining vendors, and keeping things simple can help address inefficiencies and save time, money, and energy.
  4. Culture is key to creating an efficient environment, with the focus being on caring for patients and empowering employees to be creative and come up with new ideas for efficiency. Stryker and other vendors offer products and services that can help make healthcare more efficient.

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