• Orthopedic surgeons’ firsthand experience with RFID-based hardware tracking systems

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been used in orthopedic surgery for almost a decade to remotely track tagged devices and instruments via cloud-based software that can monitor location, models and configurations, expiration dates and other variables, with potentially significant advantages to patients and institutional operations. 
  • Alabama Orthopedic Specialists join the Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics Team

       Alabama Orthopaedic Specialists will join the Hughston Clinic organization effective June 1, 2022. Hughston Clinic CEO, Mark Baker announced the transition of the Montgomery orthopaedic surgeons at a corporate meeting saying, “It is an honor to announce that Alabama Orthopedic Specialist physicians, Steven A. Barrington, MD, Michael E. Davis, MD, Charles W. Hartzog, Jr., MD, Hussein W. Turki, MD, and G. Dexter Walcott, Jr., MD, are joining the Hughston Clinics team”.
  • Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Ranked in “America’s Top Orthopaedic Hospitals”

          Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital has the honor of being the only “America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopaedic Surgery” in Alabama and Georgia. Healthgrades, the organization that ranks hospitals across the nation, recognized 63 hospitals that were in the top 100 hospitals for the past 3 years and Jack Hughston Memorial came out on top as the only hospital in Alabama and Georgia to be selected.
  • Just Announced - Eight (8) Physician speakers (including 3 Orthopedic Surgeons) at the 4th Annual Physician Transactions Conference - March 24, 2022 in Chicago.

    As you know from reading Becker’s each day, more physicians than ever are entering into partnerships with larger organizations, as evidenced by 30 orthopedic group transactions during 2021, doubling the number of orthopedic group “investor platforms” from 8 at the end of 2020 to 16 today. 
  • How augmented reality can improve surgical accuracy and patient outcomes

    The use of computer-assisted navigation and robotics within surgery has exploded in recent years. Augmented reality technologies can now improve surgical accuracy and offer more complete data all within the surgeon's visual field, which can improve patient safety and outcomes while reducing postoperative complications.
  • Designing value-based musculoskeletal care models that benefit patients and providers — 4 insights

    Although costs in the musculoskeletal space are rapidly increasing, that spending doesn't always translate to value. By creating value-based programs that focus holistically on patients, population health data and the right provider incentives, healthcare systems can better control costs while improving care.
  • 5 things to know about SI-BONE’s iFuse-TORQ Implant System

    In April 2021, SI-BONE® launched the iFuse-TORQ™ Implant System for the treatment of pelvic fractures, and for SI joint fusion.
  • An effective enhancement to your multimodal pain management program

    Integrating evidence-based practices that include patient preference; patient, family, and staff satisfaction; pain control; patient safety; and cost into our care plans supports improved outcomes for both patient recovery and expenses in the current healthcare climate of declining reimbursements and emphasis on patient experience (1). 
  • How digitizing payments with Rectangle Health benefits orthopedic practices

    Leaders representing Florida's largest orthopedic umbrella group, Ortho Florida, joined their partners at Rectangle Health, a healthcare technology company, to share best practices and benefits of implementing modern patient payment technologies like Practice Management Bridge in the Feb. 10 webinar, "Providing a straight path from orthopedic payments to practice revenue."
  • The benefits of ReBOSSIS technology in the orthobiologics space

    The market for orthobiologics has had to take a backseat because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but experts expect to see the market rebound in 2021 and continue to grow in subsequent years. The market is crowded with lots of competition, so it's critical to be able to differentiate between products and understand which patients would benefit most from each product. 
  • How Oregon Surgical Institute made performing 70% of all total joint replacement volume in an ASC a reality

    CMS added total hip arthroplasty to the ASC payable list on Jan. 1, a move that further perpetuates the migration of total joint replacement procedures from the inpatient setting to the outpatient setting.
  • How Saint Francis Hospital bridged the gap between the promise of digital health and real-world operational success

    Providers are facing a surge in demand for total hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. By 2030, annual total hip replacement volumes are expected to grow by 171 percent, while total knee replacements are projected to grow by 189 percent, according to a study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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