The Top 10 Ortho Service Line Resources from 2016
Dec29

The Top 10 Ortho Service Line Resources from 2016

It’s been a year of changes for orthopedics in 2016. The industry continues to shift rapidly. Here are the top 10 links people were clicking on within OrthoServiceLine.com:

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What Can Fitness Trackers Teach Us About PROs?
Nov14

What Can Fitness Trackers Teach Us About PROs?

The health and fitness-tracking craze has taken the world by storm. There’s something about the ability to monitor your distances, speeds, incline, calories burned and heart rate that just gets the blood pumping. When I wear my Fitbit strapped to my wrist, I feel motivated, energetic, and ready to conquer the day.

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Q&A with the President of NAON: How Ortho Nursing Will Evolve with Value-Based Care
Nov14

Q&A with the President of NAON: How Ortho Nursing Will Evolve with Value-Based Care

Colleen R. Walsh, DNP, RN, ONC, ONP-C, CNS, ACNP-BC is the president of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) and was formally inducted on May 24, 2016. She is an assistant professor of nursing at University of Southern Indiana.

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Q&A with HSS and Rothman: The Future of Ortho Value-Based Care
Nov03

Q&A with HSS and Rothman: The Future of Ortho Value-Based Care

Healthcare has changed and continues to change, particularly as pertains to alignment of interests (payors, providers, patients). Movement from a transactional model to a true patient-level (value) model is a huge undertaking and not one that can be accomplished overnight. A forum, as this one, that encourages discussion and collaboration among formerly independent parties is important.

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Winter is Coming, and So Is Outpatient Joint Replacement
Oct25

Winter is Coming, and So Is Outpatient Joint Replacement

In the market share war for orthopedics, outpatient joints will only raise the stakes. So here are 5 lessons on war strategy learned from HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones”:

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Do it like Disney: Developing Orthopedic Centers of Excellence
May25

Do it like Disney: Developing Orthopedic Centers of Excellence

I just returned from attending the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) Annual Congress, which this year was held on site at Walt Disney World. It got me thinking about what kind of lessons orthopedic programs can learn from the “house of mouse.”

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