The Near-Term in Orthopedics, Neurosciences, and Spine: Innovation Is Not Enough
Mar26

The Near-Term in Orthopedics, Neurosciences, and Spine: Innovation Is Not Enough

Healthcare, specifically the Orthopedics, Spine, and Neurosciences specialties, are in a period of extended and dramatic change driven largely by new models of reimbursement, novel technology, increased hospital-physician alignment, and a heightened focus on demonstrable clinical quality. Because of an aging population and the prevalence of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, these specialties are among the most attractive to...

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CMS Is Ready for Remote Monitoring. Are You?
Feb22

CMS Is Ready for Remote Monitoring. Are You?

CMS recently released two new final rules for physicians affected by MACRA that, according to CMS administrator Seema Verma, “move the agency in a new direction and begin to ease that burden by strengthening the patient-doctor relationship, empowering patients to realize the value of their care over volume of tests, and encouraging innovation and competition within the American healthcare system.” In a recent article, Validic explains...

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How are you thinking about digital transformation in your value-based care program?
Jan25

How are you thinking about digital transformation in your value-based care program?

We know that payors are increasingly demanding lower costs and better outcomes. And we know that patient engagement is a key to realizing the value in value-based care. But how well do we understand healthcare consumers’ expectations for value? How are we delivering in their healthcare experience the ease and convenience they’ve come to expect in every other aspect of their lives? When was the last time you actually drove...

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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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Orthopedists tap innovative procedures to treat patients
Jul21

Orthopedists tap innovative procedures to treat patients

Mark Blaszczyk was remodeling his deck on a recent day in Wheatfield. A few months ago, that didn’t look like it would be possible. His right ankle was in constant pain from rheumatoid arthritis, limiting his mobility. Then his podiatrist, Dr. Brian Damitz, told him about a new procedure that might be able to help: an ankle replacement.

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45 hospital and healthcare executives outline the hospital of the future
Jul17

45 hospital and healthcare executives outline the hospital of the future

One hundred years from now, hospitals will be nearly unrecognizable as care moves to the outpatient setting and organizations integrate artificial intelligence, telemedicine and other IT applications to care for patients outside the walls of their institution.

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