The Doctor’s Team Will See You Now

The Wall Street Journal Article : The Doctor’s Team Will See You Now – February, 2014

Doctor shortages are driving medical practices to adopt a team based approach to care. It’s the new buzz of many practices – both public and private. With reform in healthcare and a driving need to care for more people, this model is getting much attention, as it shifts many responsibilities to other, more appropriate allied health care providers. It also allows the physicians to employ his or her most essential skills and offloads other responsibilities or work to other providers. Many institutions have been utilizing a model similar in concept for many years, while others are just discovering some of the benefits. Is this the wave of the future? OrthoVise would like to hear your thoughts on whether you think this is a great way to reduce costs and continue to provide great patient care….

  • The Doctor’s Team Will See You Now- The Wall Street Journal Article : The Doctor’s Team Will See You Now – February, 2014 Doctor shortages are driving medical practices to adopt a team based approach to care. It’s the new buzz of many practices – both public and private. With reform in healthcare and a driving need to care for more people, this model [...]
  • New York Times Article : A Busy Doctor’s Hand, Ever Ready to Type- NY Times, January 13, 2014 A Busy Doctors Hand, Ever Ready to Type A really good article on one way to keep your physicians doing what they should be doing … Taking care of patients and spending time talking to them. Whether you use a formal scribe or an allied healthcare provider to unload your [...]
  • EHR Implementation and Revenue Loss- If you are like me, I found that EHR Implementation May Lead to Revenue Loss in Health Affairs, March, 2013 confirmed the obvious in many respects to those of us that have been through an EHR implementation in an orthopedic practice. Beyond volume and revenue loss, physician satisfaction and happiness are also impacted negatively in [...]
  • 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 [...]
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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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