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S6E03 – Ramping Up (If Only It Were Like Flipping a Switch): Practical Steps To Getting Re-started

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S6E03 – Ramping Up (If Only It Were Like Flipping a Switch): Practical Steps To Getting Re-started

To be successful healthcare leaders, it's essential to recognize and understand others' perspectives. That's what we are doing in today's episode of Digital Orthopaedics Podcast. This episode features three healthcare…
May 29, 2020
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S6E03 – Ramping Up (If Only It Were Like Flipping a Switch): Practical Steps To Getting Re-started

Do you remember the story of ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant’? The fable tells of a group of blind men who attempted to learn what an elephant is by touching it. Each man touched a different part and created his version of reality from that limited experience and perspective. 

To be successful healthcare leaders, it’s essential to recognize and understand others’ perspectives. That’s what we are doing in today’s episode of Digital Orthopaedics Podcast. This episode features three healthcare leaders who discuss how their practices are handling and managing things now that we’re easing back into the business after COVID-19.

Dr. Bruce Cohen, Andy Miller, and Dr. Tom Barber joined today’s discussion. Let’s listen as they share their viewpoints on testing, prioritization, scheduling patients, safety protocols, patient volume, cost, and other topics that impact orthopaedics practice. Together with Dr. Stefano Bini, you’ll find this conversation insightful and fun! 

Don’t miss this exciting episode of the COVID-19 series: The Digital Orthopaedic Podcast. 

Today’s Guests

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist and is currently the CEO of OrthoCarolina, a large and very well known independent academic orthopedic specialty group with over 400 providers serving North and South Carolina. Dr. Cohen is also president-elect of the American Foot and Ankle Society.  He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine medical school in 1991.  

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller is CEO of OrthoNorCal. He has more than twenty years of experience in developing and managing healthcare organizations. Before joining OrthoNorCal, Miller successfully led Monterey Spine & Joint to increased revenues and patient encounters as its Practice Administrator. Andrew completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, San Diego. 

Thomas Barber

Dr. Thomas Barber is the Associate Deputy Physician in Chief, Perioperative Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before Memorial Sloan, he was a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a recognized health care leader. Thomas received his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and his MD at the University of Rochester. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Ensure healthcare workers and patients safety by enforcing strict hospital guidelines 
  • The current economic climate impacts orthopaedic practices, regardless of its size. 
  • There is a need to be innovative and adopt policies to help patients through various payment plans. 

References

https://www.orthocarolina.com/

https://www.orthonorcal.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-barber-7779ba7/

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