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Why Do ASCs Fail? - August 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 8 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 E ven though calling out a patient's name isn't a HIPAA violation, it does pres- ent privacy concerns. Our center tried an electronic paging sys- tem, but it didn't work as well as we'd hoped. Enter our bril- liant business office manager, Carol Viens. Carol suggested we create our own sys- tem for a fraction of the cost. To do so, we bought a key-holder board, key tags and loose-leaf rings, avail- able at office supply stores. Then, we wrote numbers on the key tags with a mark- er and attached each one to a loose-leaf ring. We then hung I D E A S T H A T W O R K D I Y P A G I N G S Y S T E M An Affordable Way to Protect Patient Privacy z KEY CALLER Key tags and loose-leaf rings create an effi- cient, thrifty paging system.

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