How to develop a spine center of excellence
Oct15

How to develop a spine center of excellence

Developing a spine center of excellence in today’s turbulent health care environment is no easy task. The value-based care revolution has empowered patients, insurance companies and government agencies, all of which pressure care providers in different, and sometimes confounding, ways. The field of spine surgery has its own unique challenges, reported Becker’s Hospital Review. Due to rising rates of overutilization in the...

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Past Event: 2017 Fall Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit
Sep15

Past Event: 2017 Fall Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit

With the industry’s push to implement value-based care, musculoskeletal service line leaders are under immense pressure to change their systems and processes to be resilient and adaptable to payment reform and new models of care. Join orthopedics and spine thought leaders from across the country as they share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices for creating orthopedic and spine centers of excellence. Topics include:...

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Nurse navigators: Embracing multidisciplinary care
Sep15

Nurse navigators: Embracing multidisciplinary care

Nurse navigators are ubiquitous in today’s patient-centered healthcare industry. They are the driving force behind many instances of care, from life-saving cancer treatments to elective orthopedic surgeries. Unlike nurses of the traditional model, navigators take on a variety of responsibilities outside the clinical care arena. These men and women have multifaceted skill sets to match the multidisciplinary approach service lines...

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7 qualities every exceptional orthopedic surgeon will have
Sep01

7 qualities every exceptional orthopedic surgeon will have

Bringing a new surgeon on to your hospital’s orthopedic team is an incredibly important decision. Surgeons hold an immense amount of responsibility – operating on patients and helping to treat often complex musculoskeletal problems. In many cases they can even save lives. Given the consequential nature of the position, it’s imperative that your new surgeon is more than just qualified. They should be able to go above...

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Are you ready for co-management?
Aug15

Are you ready for co-management?

Co-management arrangements between outside physicians and hospitals are ubiquitous in today’s value-based healthcare environment. It’s easy to understand why many institutions have turned to this methodology. Often, these agreements improve care and cut down on unnecessary variation, which, according to Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine, accounts for around 30 percent of all healthcare costs. But before you shop...

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