In his presentation at the 2018 Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit in Chicago, Dr. Jeff...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Spine Journal published a new study examining the gap between the best and worst performing hospitals for 90-day spine surgery episodes of care.Read More
Speakers: Dr. Nikhil Thakur, Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Director- Spine Center at Orthopaedics Northeast
Robin Hynds, MSN, RN, CPHM, Vice President, Care Continuum, Lawrence General Hospital
Dawn Bollhardt, BS, RN, MSN, CNL Program Manager, Spine and Orthopedics, Lawrence General Hospital
Patrick Vega, M.S., and Djamel Bayliche, Vice Presidents with Corazon Inc. Consulting
Date/Time: Thurs, July 20, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe and Corazon Inc.
As a doctor, our goal is to help patients get back to a pre-injury state or to help manage a condition so that a person can live life to the fullest. But we can only do so much. Patients need to put the work in on their end as well if they want to experience the best results from medical treatment.Read More
A new article published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines payer reform opportunities for spine surgery. The article, written by Jason Scalise, MD, and David Jacofsky, MD, focuses on bundled payments. Here are five key trends from the report:Read More
Natalie Soule, RN, administrator of Nashville, Tenn.-based Premier Orthopedic Surgery Center, shares insight on spine and total joints in the outpatient setting as well as offers key advice for boosting ASC growth.Read More
According to national surveys, Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) are the leading source for spine referrals, followed by word-of-mouth referrals and advertising, respectively.
The reasons can be manifold, but most often the PCP does not have the time to make a formal diagnosis based on pain or other patient complaints, and can only triage for symptoms and ensure that pathologies are identified if present before referring to a specialist.Read More
Some of Swedish Health’s top neurosurgeons have routinely run multiple operating rooms at the same time while keeping patients in the dark about the practice, The Seattle Times has found. Swedish touts its patient outcomes and is clarifying its consent forms.Read More
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