The A-to-Z Guide to Preoperative Evaluation in Orthopedic Surgery

Streamlining the preoperative evaluation for orthopedic surgery can improve patient experience, streamline communication, and boost surgical outcomes.  The demand for surgery in the U.S. is proliferating, with a 31.5% increase in surgery volume between 2000 and 2020 despite the population only growing by 18%. The preoperative evaluation process is a vital stage in every one […]

Why Offer Remote Patient Monitoring to Bariatric Surgery Candidates

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is one of the most powerful tools in the bariatric practitioner’s toolkit. A 2021 BMJ Open systematic review of 91 studies found that RPM reduced emergency presentations, hospital admissions, and length of stay for all disease conditions. Another, bariatric-specific systematic review indicates that eHealth interventions – including remote self-monitoring and reporting […]

Creating Bundled Payments for Orthopedic Treatment

Does your practice offer bundled payments for orthopedic treatment? Understand the pros, cons, and best strategies for success to get started. Over 1,700 hospitals and physician groups joined the voluntary Medicare bundled payment program in 2020, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has indicated that mandatory programs are coming. So how do […]

What is a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) and Why Do You Need One?

If disjointed care is robbing your patients of potential value in their surgical journey, then you need a Perioperative Surgical Home. In the US, healthcare costs continue to climb. We spent an average of $12,500 per person in 2020, while other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries spent about one-third as much and […]

The Ultimate Guide to Clinical Communication Between Staff and Patients

Good clinical communication not only encourages patient ownership over their recovery but also fosters a stronger patient-doctor relationship. With patient-focused care, your patients can feel confident in the decisions they are making. Ultimately, this increases the likelihood that they will achieve their health goals. Studies have found that interventions to improve communication resulted in a […]

2 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed Bariatric Care Forever

In recent years, bariatric surgery has become more appreciated.  Many studies show that bariatric surgery is not only the most effective way to lose weight, but also helps to alleviate/eliminate other comorbidities like diabetes.  And with improved technologies for conducting the surgery safely as well as expanding insurance coverage, bariatric surgery is positioned for growth.  […]

9 Tips for Providing a Better Patient Experience in Orthopedic Care

A physician collects feedback from a patient with a broken leg to provide a better patient experience

It has never been more critical for orthopedic practices to work toward ensuring a better patient experience. Orthopedic surgeons today face many challenges, including: An uncertain economy A saturated healthcare industry The advent of non-surgical treatment alternatives Rising implant costs Few insurance-reimbursed therapies Increasing demands and delays with prior authorization by insurance companies To stay […]

The 1-2-3 Guide to Workflow Automation for Healthcare and Surgery

A doctor uses workflow automation for healthcare

One innovative technology, two key concepts, three major benefits: discover how to transform your practice with workflow automation for healthcare and surgery. Healthcare workflow automation is a powerful tool. It offers cost savings, improved communication, and lower rates of clinician burnout, all built on a foundation of accessibility and patient-centered care. In fact, through workflow […]

How to Assess Surgery Risk in Orthopedic Patients

A doctor assesses the surgery risk of her orthopedic patient

Assessing surgery risk in your orthopedic patients is pivotal to reducing complications and improving health outcomes.  The methods and models we use to assess surgical risk are continuously evolving. Looking to the future, a recent survey found that 58% of orthopedic surgeons at Mass General expect to integrate AI-based risk prediction models into their practice […]

How to Enhance the Patient Experience at Every Touchpoint

A positive patient experience at reception

Every touchpoint is an opportunity to improve or compromise the patient experience. Today’s healthcare system is in the midst of a digital transformation accelerated by Covid-19. Patients are increasingly turning to digital channels to find information, schedule appointments, and communicate with their providers. It’s changing the way we interact with patients at every touchpoint along […]