Optimizing Patient Recovery with Privileged Insights from Digital Assistants

Optimizing Patient Recovery with Privileged Insights from Digital Assistants

The process of rehabilitation can be quite complex, often varies from patient-to-patient, and is critically dependent upon patient engagement. Patient adherence to prescribed rehabilitation, together with careful clinician oversight and adjustment of prescribed activities during recovery, can have an enormous impact on the long-term outcomes of acute interventions. 

Maximizing the Value of Human Capital in a Growing Company

Maximizing the Value of Human Capital in a Growing Company

Take a close look at any truly prosperous, high-performing organization and you’ll quickly see that the driver behind their success is effective and thoughtful people management. In other words, these companies understand that their talent is their most important resource and they take a very strategic and business-focused view of their human resources function.

Gamification is Not Enough. The World Needs More Health Care Through Game Tech.

Gamification is Not Enough.  The World Needs More Health Care Through Game Tech.

Although games for health constitute a significant step forward in improving the lives and well-being of a huge swathe of the population, gamification is not enough. Technology from video games can and should be leveraged in the wider health care industry to help specific people get better in specific ways; but it’s just one piece of the health care improvement puzzle.  

How VERA Transforms the Patient Experience

How VERA Transforms the Patient Experience

An ongoing study has demonstrated that digital healthcare tools such as VERA™, when implemented with outpatient lower extremity joint replacement surgery, can serve as a very valuable solution to decrease visit utilization and potentially accelerate recovery while increasing patient satisfaction and convenience.

A Human-Centered Approach to Building Great Products

A Human-Centered Approach to Building Great Products

Dr. Donald Norman, a cognitive science researcher and Director of the Design Lab at UCSD, 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.

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. Twenty to 30 percent of these patients will suffer severe injuries, the most common being traumatic brain injuries. And, 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