Mid-Level Adoption in Orthopedics

Patients Warm to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Forbes, June, 2013

At OrthoVise, we believe that the effective utilization of physician extenders in critical in this modern healthcare environment we must deliver care in. What are some new and unique ways that your practice is using mid-level providers and other allied health providers to  improve patient care, workflows, and operations?

 

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In addition to his role as the CEO of OrthoVise and as a consultant for DJO Global, Joe enjoys working as the Program Manager for Outreach and Development within the University of Wisconsin Hospital Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. He has worked for the University of Wisconsin Hospital since 1991 and had been the Manager of Athletic Training Services for 14 years prior to assuming his current role in January of 2011. In his past role as manager of Athletic Training Services, Joe managed the function and performance of most of the 43 athletic trainers within the University of Wisconsin Hospital. Athletic training roles included but were not limited to athletic training outreach, physician extender, autonomous sports rehabilitation, administration, education and research. Joe currently coordinates business and philanthropic development activities for the UW Hospital Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. He represents the needs of all orthopedic subspecialties including Hand and Upper Extremity, Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Oncology, Sports Medicine, Spine Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot and Ankle, and Orthopedic Trauma. Joe remains committed to sports medicine and athletic training in multiple capacities, both internal and external to the organization. His experiences have allowed him the opportunity to consult formally with many large academic and private practice sports medicine and orthopedic practices related to their operations, business development and utilization of athletic training staff.

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