A Human-Centered Approach to Building Great Products

A Human-Centered Approach to Building Great Products

Building great products is more than designing interfaces; it’s about creating excellent experiences. In the mid 1990’s, Dr. Donald Norman, a cognitive science researcher and Director of the Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego, was one of the first people to describe and advocate for the importance of Human Centered Design. His belief that design decisions should be based on the needs and wants of users in order to be most effective, significantly altered and elevated the role of strategic product design in companies big and small. Here at Reflexion Health we value what our customers need and want and incorporate their feedback as we continuously innovate our product.

Balance Declines After 50: How Technology is Helping Keep People on their Feet

Balance Declines After 50: How Technology is Helping Keep People on their Feet

Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the ER for a fall – resulting in 2.8 million injuries, according to the National Council on Aging. 20 to 30 percent of these patients will suffer severe injuries, the most common being traumatic brain injuries, making it difficult to get around or live independently and increase the risk of early death. While we tend to think of falling as a problem for only the elderly, research shows balance can decline as early as 50.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunities

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunities

According to the CDC, hip and knee replacements constituted nearly 1 million procedures and more than $7 billion in hospitalizations alone, with the costs of the procedure varying greatly from region to region. It is estimated that the CJR initiative will affect approximately 23% of all LEJR procedures and generate approximately $343 million in Medicare savings over 5 years.

From Physical Therapy to Digital Therapy: 4 Reasons Why I Left My Practice for a Telehealth Startup

From Physical Therapy to Digital Therapy: 4 Reasons Why I Left My Practice for a Telehealth Startup

For years I practiced physical therapy and managed a successful PT orthopedic clinic outside of Los Angeles. I worked hard to advance my career by taking many continuing education courses and participating in residencies and fellowships to allow me to better help my patients.

Part 2 - Demystifying CJR for Healthcare Providers: Waivers and Incentives

Part 2 - Demystifying CJR for Healthcare Providers:  Waivers and Incentives

In last week’s part 1 of Demystifying CJR for Healthcare Providers, we went over gainsharing and financial agreements between hospitals and clinicians. In part 2, we will go over the reimbursement waivers and incentives aimed to increase flexibility in the post acute setting

Demystifying Medicare’s CJR Mandate for Healthcare Providers

Demystifying Medicare’s CJR Mandate for Healthcare Providers

Medicare’s anticipated Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) initiative is underway. The mandate requires that hospitals hold themselves accountable for all outcomes and costs of care provided to fee for service beneficiaries undergoing joint replacement procedures.