Medical Art takes to Continued Learning
The AOPA (The America Orthotic & Prosthetic Association) conference was an invite only event in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2019.
It was exciting to be invited to take part in a meeting where professionals are so dedicated to improving their profession. Among the topics were Advancing Patient Satisfaction, Evidence-Based Delivery, Patient-Reported Outcomes and of particular interest is the question are prosthetists health care professionals or deliverers of devices.
(Greg Gion -on right- pictured with colleague from Scheck and Siress Prosthetics -on left)
Topics and Trends
On Saturday we heard from this these fine speakers on a range of topics…
How We Got Here, The Current State of Healthcare
Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, Editor in Chief Kaiser, Health News, author of NYT Bestseller: An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back
Beyond Trends: Reality Check for O&P in Today’s Healthcare Economy
Bryce S. Sutton, PhD, Senior Health Mgr., Health Economics & Advanced Analytics, Avalere Health
Been There Done That: Physical Therapists Introduce Merit-Based Incentive Payment System
Heather Smith PT, MPH, Director of Quality American Physical Therapy Association
Negotiating Workers Compensation
Steven Anthony, Claim Director, Strategic Comp, A Division of Great American Insurance Group
Implementing Evidence-Based Delivery in O&P
Jason Highsmith, DPT, PhD, CP, FAAOP, National Director of Orthotic & Prosthetic Clinical Services. US Department of Veteran Affairs
Combining Multiple Domains of Information for Clinical Decision-Making in O&P
Sarah Chang, PhD, Director of Research OrthoCare Innovations
Becoming O&P: Healthcare Providers or Device Deliverers?
Doug Smith, MD, AOPA Medical Advisory Board