Are you giving it to them?
By Dave Townsend, PT, MPT
According to the Deloitte 2016 Consumer Priorities in Health Care Survey,1 your patients, now referred to as health care consumers, are asking for a lot! Can we deliver what they are asking for? I believe we can, but we must listen to our patients very closely.
The dangers of a web-based system.
By Adam R. Aitken*
When it comes to electronic medical record (EMR) systems, there are two types: web and app. Before we get into the dangers of the web-based system, let’s discuss, at a high level, how these two technologies function.
Aisha Correa Wilbur, PR, DPT, is a PPS member and owner/clinical manager of Willow Physical Therapy in Fairbanks, Alaska. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let go of preconceived notions about the qualities that define great leaders.
By Bridgit A. Finley, PT, DPT
The Graham Sessions is an annual meeting to spark meaningful discussions about the various issues facing the physical therapy profession. The basic format is a series of informal presentations on a variety of hot topics, with an open discussion. Between the presentations are a series of “What I Believe” speeches. The intent of the meeting is open and honest communication. A rule of the Graham Sessions is “What is said there stays there.” I appreciate the anonymity and am willing to break the rule to share my Graham Sessions speech with Impact magazine.
Promoting niche practices.
By Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS
Defining and messaging physical therapy has long been a challenge for our profession. The overall understanding of the role and value of physical therapy in an orthopedic practice is improving; however, for the niche clinicians and practices, messaging the role of physical therapy continues to be challenging.