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Healthcare Reform and Operating Room Efficiency

Yakima, Wash. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014

One of the goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to cut costs and improve efficiency of hospital care. The new ACA guidelines could mean financial penalties for hospitals with excessive patient readmissions, forcing the healthcare system to ensure that efficient operating rooms and value-based care are both top priorities.

With potential financial ramifications looming over administrators’ heads and cost-per-minute in the operating room often exceeding $ 20 depending on the complexity of the procedure, hospitals should not only aim to increase value and quality of care, but also try to reduce runaway spending.

“While cutting supply costs in the operating room is imperative to help save hospitals resources during this time of healthcare reform uncertainty, another, perhaps more crucial, efficiency factor for operating rooms is time,” said Brock Remy, director of operations at SurgiMark. “SurgiMark’s multifunction, disposable Via-Guard suction sets address both of these operating room efficiency issues, resulting in saved time for surgeons and lower hospital supply costs for administrators.”

Obamacare has expanded hospitals’ base of insured patients, making it more important now than ever for hospital administrators to increase their operating room efficiency. If hospitals employ the use of SurgiMark’s adjustable Via-Guard Yankauer suction sets, their inventory costs will decline, and the excessive time previously spent switching between varying degrees of suction will decrease dramatically, allowing for more efficient procedures.

The facilities that can quickly adapt to ACA changes by increasing value-based care while decreasing overhead spending will have a competitive advantage moving forward, and will prosper under these new guidelines.

About SurgiMark, Inc.

SurgiMark offers versatile and cost-effective surgical suction tools and suction tips. Our patented Via-Guard® suction tips provide high-quality, clog-free and dual-action Poole and tip suction in one Yankauer suction device. Our Yankauer suction tips save hospitals time and money, and provide surgical infection control. SurgiMark’s products are made in the U.S.A., and distributed nationwide.


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