By this point in time, approximately 80 percent of orthopedic practices and health systems have made conversions to electronic medical records. Regardless of the vendor, the change is always challenging, and creates problems that are magnified in high volume and high margin specialties like orthopedics. The implementation of an electronic medical record should drive your practice or department to adapt, and subsequently adopt new mechanisms of service delivery. These changes not only help your practice or department meet the challenges created by the electronic medical record, but will also help prepare you for the challenges of tomorrow.
About the Speaker:
Joe Greene is currently the Program Manager of Outreach and Development for the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. In this role, Joe coordinates business and philanthropic development activities for the UW Hospital department and University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. He represents the needs of all orthopedic subspecialties and has worked for the UW since 1991 when he initiated his career there as an athletic trainer and clinician. He has worked in management and administration across the Department since 1997.
In addition to his role with the UW Hospital, Joe also is the CEO and Owner of OrthoVise. OrthoVise is an Orthopedic advisory firm that assists orthopedic practices of all types with operational and business development needs. His experiences have allowed him and his advisors the opportunity to consult formally with orthopedic practices since 2010. He has particular areas of interest that include Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program Business Development, Service Line Development, Health Information Technology and EMR Operational Optimization for Orthopedics, Innovative Service Delivery Implementation, Smart Staffing, and Workflow Enhancement.