Anne Dean is the founder of The ADA Group. Anne conducted the first seminar on ambulatory surgery for the AORN and wrote the first article on ambulatory surgery for the AORN magazine. She has spoken widely throughout the United States, Africa and Italy on the subject of ambulatory surgery. Anne provides “hands on” consultative services to the ADA clients, authors staff development services such as inservices and competency assessments. Writing and revising all the policies and programs needed to not only become licensed, certified and accredited is her forte. As a Health Care Risk Manager, she provides training in risk assessment and intervention and is available to provide Expert Witness for the ASC and the physician -owners. Her blog on the website provides the ADA clients with the latest information regarding surveys and outcomes, as well as trends and legislation impacting the ambulatory surgery industry.
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Stephanie Dean is the co-founder of the ADA Group and has been involved tin the development of ASCs since the inception of the company in 1985. Her “hands on” training by Anne Dean has led her to carve out her niche in the company. Stephanie performs financial feasibilities for the clients identify the whole, complete and comprehensive analysis of real costs, such that physicians can make a learned decision regarding the development of their own center. While not an architect, Stephanie provides invaluable assistance to the physicians by reviewing the proposed architectural drawings and making suggestions that will not only enhance efficiency, but will prevent costly change orders down the road into the construction of the ASC. She puts herself into the drawings analyzing the effective flow of patients, physicians, staff, supplies, records and equipment. Part of this process is the developing of a detailed time line for the project which Stephanie develops and presents as an early tool for project management.
An essential, and early, component of the development of an ASC lays in the identification of all the required equipment. Stephanie compiles a complete list of equipment needed and required for every room in the center and provides the necessary cut sheets to the architect. Furthermore, she assists the physician-owners in saving resources by identifying acceptable refurbished equipment and vendors who will provide such items.
Stephanie is the organization’s credentialing specialist compiling the physician files in readiness for approval by the Board and according to regulations and standards be it licensure, certification and accreditation, but also, the AMA, NPDB to name a few authoritative agencies. She also compiles the initial files and employee health files according to regulations. Stephanie serves as the Credentialing Specialist for numerous clients.
As a Health Care Risk Manager, Stephanie is instrumental in developing the organization’s risk management program and monitors incoming client incident reports for tracking and trending and vulnerable issues.
Stephanie has spoken at international meetings on the subject of ambulatory surgery.
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