Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit Q&A with Stephanie Kelly – Part 5: Featuring Best Practices from Orthopedic and Spine Thought Leaders
Apr19

Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit Q&A with Stephanie Kelly – Part 5: Featuring Best Practices from Orthopedic and Spine Thought Leaders

With the industry’s focus on value-based care, musculoskeletal service line leaders responsible for transforming processes and programs must be responsive both to payment reform and to the increasing expectations of healthcare consumers for ease and convenience. Everyone’s sights are set on delivering better outcomes, greater patient satisfaction, and lower costs. The 2018 Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit brings orthopedic and spine...

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Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit Q&A with Dr. Jeff Masciopinto – Part 3: Featuring Best Practices from Orthopedic and Spine Thought Leaders
Apr05

Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit Q&A with Dr. Jeff Masciopinto – Part 3: Featuring Best Practices from Orthopedic and Spine Thought Leaders

With the industry’s focus on value-based care, musculoskeletal service line leaders responsible for transforming processes and programs must be responsive both to payment reform and to the increasing expectations of healthcare consumers for ease and convenience. Everyone’s sights are set on delivering better outcomes, greater patient satisfaction, and lower costs. The 2018 Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit brings orthopedic and spine...

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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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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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Lumbar spinal fusion ED readmissions affect HCAHPS scores: 5 key trends
Jul24

Lumbar spinal fusion ED readmissions affect HCAHPS scores: 5 key trends

A new study published in The Spine Journal examines emergency department visits among lumbar spine surgery patients. The study specifically targets how the ED visits associate with Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys. The study covers patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery between 2013 and 2015, excluding patients with spinal malignancy or scoliosis.

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‘Strong for surgery’ shows promise in reducing smoking rates for patients facing surgery
Jul24

‘Strong for surgery’ shows promise in reducing smoking rates for patients facing surgery

A new American College of Surgeons (ACS) quality improvement program that moves the concept of the checklist (used in operating rooms across the country to reduce medical mishaps) out of the operating room and into the preoperative setting is linked to a two-thirds decrease in the rate of smoking in patients undergoing cervical and lumbar spine procedures, according to new findings presented yesterday at the 2017 ACS Quality and Safety Conference.

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