14 Questions to Ask When Developing an Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program
Oct12

14 Questions to Ask When Developing an Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program

Outpatient total joint replacements are on the rise. Improvements in pain management are already driving a shift towards outpatient joint replacements; as surgical and anesthesia techniques become less invasive and more effective, we will see an exponential increase in total joint replacement (TJR) procedures being performed in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). We talked with Greg...

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Patient engagement in follow-up reduces hospital readmission
Oct12

Patient engagement in follow-up reduces hospital readmission

Incorporating patients into the care team and providing written instructions are key patient engagement strategies during follow-up care that will reduce hospital readmissions. An article from Patient Engagement HIT by Sara Heath on August 10, 2017 Incorporating patients into the care experience and offering explicit recovery instructions are important patient engagement strategies that can help healthcare organizations reduce...

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Free Webinar: Preparing for Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement
Oct02

Free Webinar: Preparing for Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

Register “Preparing for Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement” Date/Time: Tuesday, October 24, 3:00-4:00 PM CST Speakers: Mark Johnson, PT, CHI St. Alexius, and Coleen Staloch, FNP-C, PAC, The Bone and Joint Center Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe This presentation will cover the steps that CHI St. Alexius and The Bone and Joint Center took to prepare for the Joint...

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Developing an Outpatient TJR Program: Q&A
Oct01

Developing an Outpatient TJR Program: Q&A

In June 2017, the team at Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites performed Massachusetts’ first total joint replacement surgery in a free-standing ambulatory surgery center. Physician Assistant Gregory DeConciliis was key to the development of their successful outpatient total joint replacement program, so we spoke with him to get his take on some of the questions people have when they are considering the development of a similar program....

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Workshop: Orthopedic Coordinator for TJR
Aug24

Workshop: Orthopedic Coordinator for TJR

Elevate your program and your career. Lead program change to deliver improved outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and lower costs. October 5-6, 2017  ||  Hyatt at the Bellevue  || Philadelphia, PA The effective management of today’s patient journeys across the episode of care requires an entirely new set of knowledge and skills. Value-based payment models are driving the transformation to integrated care delivery, with hospitals...

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