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2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo: Boost Quality and Safety in SPD, OR & Beyond

Those who attend the 2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo this October in Columbus, Ohio, will learn from some of the industry’s most renowned and respected experts in the field. Attendees will glean valuable information they can take back to their departments to drive better outcomes for their health care customers and patients who rely on clean, sterile and well-functioning instruments.

3 Questions to Help You Find the Right Anesthesia Machine for Your Facility

Before choosing a new anesthesia system for your practice, make sure you have a firm understanding of the features and specifications that will best suit your unique needs, making it a worthwhile investment for your facility.

Clarifying Scoring in Instrument Handling and Processing

As an infection preventionist (IP) working in the Standards Interpretation Group of the Joint Commission, an important function of my job is to answer infection prevention-related questions from health care organizations.

The Importance of Early Career Certification

In an increasingly demanding hiring market those now entering nursing, or committing to a specialty such as perioperative nursing, will maximize their opportunities with certification.

Healthcare Technology Leader Joins HST Pathways Board

HST Pathways

HST Pathways, a leader in cloud-based software systems for surgical centers, has announced the appointment of Nancy Ham, CEO of innovative rehab therapy platform WebPT, to its board of directors. Ham joins as an Independent member of the board to help guide HST Pathways’ rapid growth.

“We are at an inflection point in our journey to revolutionize the ambulatory surgical center market, and we are incredibly excited to welcome Nancy, who has an extensive track record of scaling software companies that serve some of the most complex sub-sectors of the health care industry,” said Tom Hui, CEO and founder of HST Pathways. “With this highly aligned experience, Nancy will join our impressive roster of board members, including investors and operating partners from Bain Capital Tech Opportunities and Nexxus, to advise on our future direction.”

Ham is a highly accomplished healthcare technology CEO with a demonstrated ability to drive exceptional outcomes across the digital health and IT spaces. She joined WebPT as CEO and a board member in 2016 to help scale the most trusted software solution for outpatient rehab therapy providers and expand awareness of physical therapy as an effective, cost-efficient patient care pathway. While in that role, WebPT has reached a 99% retention rate, a 99.99% uptime rate, and 35% market share.

“HST Pathways is an innovator that brings immense value to ASCs by enabling more efficient operations and allowing them to focus on what they do best – delivering more comprehensive, positive patient outcomes faster,” said Ham. “I look forward to working with the HST Pathways team to continue pushing the boundaries of product development, advance its go-to-market strategy and offer guidance on potential expansion into new and adjacent categories.”

She has more than 25 years experience leading health IT companies and was previously CEO of Healthagen Population Health Solutions, an Aetna company, and MedVentive, later acquired by McKesson. Her experience also includes executive roles at Sentillion, ProxyMed, and Healtheon/WebMD.

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