Presented in chapters for convenient consumption, the complete video collection and workshop summary from OOSS 2017 Symposium & Workshop @ AAO/AAOE New Orleans is now available for your review.
Highlights from OOSS 2017 Symposium & Workshop
“Envisioning the future of the ophthalmic ASC”
This November 11 meeting spotlighted some high-impact topics affecting ophthalmic ASCs, and offered attendees the opportunity to collaboratively develop real-world solutions.
Chapter One: D.C. Debriefing
“OOSS is the only organization with no other purpose but representing you and your patients.”
Washington Counsel Michael A. Romansky, J.D., divulges D.C. legislative updates on office-based cataract surgery, the patient volume proposition within ASC and HOPD reimbursement rates, ASC Quality Reporting measures, the OAS CAHPS survey, sterilization policy, and the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2017 (HR 1838).
Chapter Two: Envisioning a Healthy Ophthalmic ASC
“How are your staff doing? Are they motivated? Are they burning out?”
Biomedical engineering researcher, author of “The Healthy Office Revolution,” and keynote speaker Elizabeth Nelson shares her longitudinal research on bioengineering the work environment to balance life and work, to decrease employee burnout. Nelson’s findings reveal certain variables within the ophthalmic ASC which, if improved, may significantly enhance the ASC function as well as patient care.
Chapter Three: OOSS Scholars Program Update
“How do we engage a young ophthalmologist?”
OOSS President Jeffrey Whitman, MD; OOSS President Emeritus and OOSS Gives Committee Chair Brad Black, MD; and OOSS Member Services Consultant Albert Castillo, MD, introduce a new program for young ophthalmologists called OOSS Scholars, disclosing program benefits and the first round of selected recipients.
Chapter Four: Envision Workshop Summary 2017
Using the “people, place, and process” framework outlined in Elizabeth Nelson’s keynote session, we developed a set of workshop materials to guide participants through the process of assessing their current ASC and imagining innovative solutions to the challenges faced.
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Envision Workshop Summary PDF
OOSS Perspective 2018, where experts will focus on advocacy and argument for a higher purpose. Join OOSS and keynote speaker George F. Will for the April 15 meeting in Washington, D.C., during ASCRS.
OOSS Perspective 2018 Keynote by George F. Will
The Political Argument Today
America’s foremost political commentator and columnist George F. Will presents penetrating and incisive commentary on the Washington political scene, offering a glimpse into what the future holds for public affairs, public policy, and American society.
Review the Perspective 2018 agenda.