Ashvin Dewan, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital

Ashvin Dewan, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital joins the podcast to discuss his background in software engineering & how that plays into his current role, big headwinds planned for this year, how spine and orthopedics will evolve in the next 2-3 years, and where he sees the best opportunity for growth.

Summary

Ashvin Dewan, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Discusses Orthopedics & Software Engineering

Ashvin Dewan, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital, has a unique background in software engineering and shares how that background plays into his current role and the evolving field of orthopedics. He also discusses big headwinds planned for this year and where he sees the best opportunity for growth.

Background in Software Engineering

Dr. Dewan has a passion for using software to solve clinical needs and believes that joints need to be more resilient. Joint wear and tear is the most significant thing he sees in his practice. He is an orthopedic surgeon and Chief Medical Officer at Case Control, bringing a unique perspective to the industry.

Big Headwinds in Orthopedics

Dr. Dewan believes that changing paradigms, such as reimbursement of first assists and electronic prior authorization, will be significant hurdles in the orthopedic industry. The pandemic has also affected digital technology adoption, causing a need for automation and coordination platforms to help reduce administrative burden while still providing personalized care. Understanding how to manage surgical episodes will be key in value-based care.

Opportunities for Growth in Orthopedics

Healthcare providers must take a holistic approach to the entire surgical episode, beyond just the flashy technology. There are opportunities for growth in managing the care continuum, taking care out of the inpatient setting, making healthcare more digital and interoperable, and harnessing AI for patient care. Spine fusions and shoulder arthroplasty have the potential to move into the outpatient setting.

The Future of Spine and Orthopedics

Dr. Dewan believes that in the next 2-3 years, spine and orthopedics will continue to evolve, with more personalized care and an increased focus on value-based care. He sees the best opportunity for growth in managing the entire surgical episode, making healthcare more digital, and harnessing AI for patient care.

 

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This episode aired on 05/13/2023 and can be listened here.

 

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