The biggest changes are yet to come.
By David McMullan, PT*
The physical therapy and rehabilitation industry has grown and changed considerably over the years. With the move toward value-based care, perhaps the biggest changes and growth opportunities are yet to come. As physical therapy owners across the country prepare for massive health care–wide transformation, a look back at the evolution of the modern physical therapy industry seems fitting.
How to innovate wisely.
By Emily Teetzen, PT, DPT
Private practice physical therapy sits at the intersection between health care and business, both of which can present challenges. You are running a clinic in a fluid, ever-changing market while also facing the challenges presented within the health care system, which can be just as unpredictable and tumultuous. Direct access has increased our access to patients, but their path to our door can still be riddled with hurdles such as insurance coverage, visit limitations, copays, and physician referrals. You play a game of constant adaptation in trying to maintain your company’s unique identity while continuing to provide the best service and patient care. In addition, private practices need to innovate to attract and maintain effective and driven employees.
Take it easy
By Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT*
Hands down the most common question I field is this: How does one stay current with the research?
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.