"It's been a long, a long time comin, but I know-oh-oo-oh, change gon' come, oh-ooh—oh yes it will" - Sam Cooke We can all agree, healthcare is changing. The shift away from fee-for-service reimbursements towards value-based care is fundamentally altering the ways in which care providers and hospitals operate.
Recently, we spoke with Mani, a hypnotherapist and author. Mani has written an award-winning memoir as well as a book entitled “Journey from Anxiety to Freedom”. Mani describes this book as a “self-revelation” and “how-to-guide” for overcoming anxiety. Anyone who has faced the unknown of surgery knows that the journey
Patients only retain 5% of the material covered in video or slideshow lectures If you think about the way your pre-op class is run, chances are it looks something like this: bring in a group of patients, provide light refreshments and hit “play” on a DVD or talk through dense
Whether you consider your surgery scar a badge of honour, a marker of your new life, or something to be self-conscious about, this new addition may take some getting used to. For some, the adjustment to a “scarred life” is easy while others mourn the loss of their unmarked body.
When it comes to planning your joint replacement surgery, there are a lot of moving parts and decisions to be made. For many, one of the major decisions is choosing the right surgeon to perform their hip or knee replacement. Although many end up going with the orthopaedic surgeon recommended
Ripping the blankets off. Pulling the blankets up. Fluffing your pillow. Throwing a pillow to the ground. Tossing and turning. Groaning and moaning. Few things are more frustrating than lying awake at night unable to sleep. Pair sleeplessness alongside total exhaustion and uncontrolled pain, and you’ve got a recipe
For surgeons and healthcare administrators, surgery cancellations are synonymous with wasted time and money. If uncontrolled, day of surgery cancellation rates can have significant consequences on profitability, clinical flow, clinical efficiency, patient wait times, patient experience, patient health and more. Despite surgery cancellations hindering the success of providers and the
This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Karen. Karen had a total knee replacement (RKTR) mid-October. When we chatted with Karen, she had just passed the 6 month mark of her recovery. We wanted to find out what it’s like to be half a year out from
According to The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) “Obesity is one of the most common diseases that adversely affect bone and joint health.” It’s also one of the most common reasons that patients are denied a joint replacement or surgery is postponed. And let’s face it, being
This week on the blog, we’re sharing Peg’s joint replacement journey. We’ll start by saying that above anyone we’ve spoken to, Peg’s knee replacement story really has been a journey--she’s been through it all. Whether or not you’re facing a joint replacement, her