In 2010, when the first stage of the meaningful use (MU) program was announced under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the core goals of the federal initiative were to improve how healthcare providers use electronic health records (EHRs) to improve patient care, safety, and access.
More than 600,000 U.S. residents have a total knee replacement each year. By 2030, those numbers are projected to shoot up past 3 million, according to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. People younger than 65 represent the fastest growing group of patients.
Seven spine surgeons discuss the latest trends in spine procedures performed in the outpatient setting.
MIS, outpatient spine, robotics & more — Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics’ surgeons talk technology
Continuously investigating innovative approaches to old techniques or developing novel technology for uncharted territory, device companies flood the spine industry with instrumentation and clinical support. Philip Schneider, MD, and Michael Goldsmith, MD, of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md., highlight the various impacts of technology in the spine industry.
Where outpatient joint replacements are headed: Key thoughts from Dr. Keith Berend of Joint Implant Surgeons
ASCs performing outpatient joint replacements constantly incorporate new techniques and technologies to spur growth and potential success in the future. Keith R. Berend, MD, of New Albany, Ohio-based Joint Implant Surgeons spoke about the current state of outpatient joint replacement at ASCs.
Fueled by advances in digital technology and associated cultural changes, we are in the midst of experiencing a paradigm shift from a predominantly provider-centered to a customer-centered model. Yet, despite the strong evidence of this shift and technology’s power to transform business models in other industries, many healthcare leaders are having difficulty coping with this change.