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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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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Phelps vs. Shark and the Dangers of Unmet Expectations
Jul27

Phelps vs. Shark and the Dangers of Unmet Expectations

In the world of elective orthopedic surgeries, the stakes are just as high. Studies have shown that up to 20% of patients are not satisfied with the outcome following total knee replacement, and that satisfaction was highly correlated with patient expectations.

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Free Webinar – Navigating the Orthopedic Navigator
Jul24

Free Webinar – Navigating the Orthopedic Navigator

Date/Time: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Speakers: Sandy Nettrour, Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Service Line Coordinator for Butler Health System
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe.

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Level of Preoperative Preparedness Directly Related to Patient Anxiety, Satisfaction, and Outcomes
Jun07

Level of Preoperative Preparedness Directly Related to Patient Anxiety, Satisfaction, and Outcomes

The effectiveness of preoperative education and instructions is vital to the overall quality of care. Higher levels of preparedness have proven to have a positive effect on patient outcomes and level of satisfaction.

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Health Care Providers Must Stop Wasting Patients’ Time
Jun01

Health Care Providers Must Stop Wasting Patients’ Time

The average hip or knee replacement surgery in the United States requires a three-day stay in the hospital. This is largely because many hospitals are reimbursed for every day a patient is in a bed, and it’s easier for the care team to monitor the healing process if all of their patients are in one unit. The system was created by and optimized for surgeons and hospitals to provide safe care with good outcomes. But what about our patients?

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