Energize Your Workplace Injury Prevention Programs

Tap into employee experience

By Kristen Cederlind, OTR/L, and Barb Herke-Smith, PT*
October 2018

“Employee experience” is emerging as an important term in the Human Resources (HR) handbook, with the primary focus on creating environments that make people genuinely want to come to work.

Value-Based Care: How to Participate

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The first in a series of articles prepared by the PPS Payment Policy Committee.

By Rick Katz, PT, DPT, MA
September 2018

Value-based care is often defined as demonstrating the relationship between patient outcomes and cost.

Protect Your Legacy: A New Metrics Model for Long-Term Success

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Take a counterintuitive approach to cost control.

By Jeanine Gunn, PT, DPT, and Heather Chavin, MA
August 2018

Private practice owners are all familiar with the cost containment portion of the Quadruple Aim (enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs, and improving the work life of health care providers, including clinicians and staff).1 Metrics like vacancy rate, denial rates, new patients, and units per hour all make our list of key performance indicators (KPIs).

Outcomes Reporting Systems: What Matters?

The right system for collecting and reporting outcomes will have several features, one of which is reporting.

By Al Amato, PT, MBA*
August 2018

The value of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) permeates health care. Patient-centered care demands that the patient’s perception be placed at the center of health care decision making.

Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records

Critical features for practice management.

By Stefan Young, OD
July 2018

The use of electronic health records (EHRs) has surpassed electronic medical records (EMRs) in many health care offices—especially regarding features critical to good practice management. Simple EMRs typically only consist of digital documentation of your record for a given patient. Electronic health records have the capability to be multidisciplinary. For me, as an optometrist working in a hospital setting, this is a very exciting development. Formerly it was a tedious chore obtaining lab results, verifying pertinent medical history, medications, and co-managing with other specialists. EHRs make these and other tasks simpler, faster, and easier.

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