Recent changes in today's healthcare environment have led to confusion, turmoil and uncertainty. With such as in most cases once one is informed and to some degree risk tolerant, opportunities arise.
Today's spine world is no exception. Rick Fessler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, and I have embarked in this online periodic compendium to attempt to gather thought leaders' overviews as to where things are and might be leading.
Some of the topics we will cover over the course of the series are industry, big data analytics, spine care delivery models, episodes of care and bundled payments as well as general topics on education, development and innovation.
We give thanks to Scott Becker, publisher of Becker's who has graciously agreed to incorporate this in his online newsletter. Thanks also to Laura Dyrda and Cheryl Zapata for collaborating with us and keeping us organized.
We plan initial installments beginning in August.
Here are the currently published chapters:
Challenges, risks and opportunities in today's spine world
Spine care - Balancing cost with innovation
What are big data and predictive analytics
Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
The HSS Spine Care Model, Part 1
The HSS Spine Care Model, Part 2
The History of Texas Back Institute
Private practice vs. hospital employee: Where we are today and why
Episodes of care and bundled payments
Episodes of care and bundled payments, a sustainable approach
Dr. Scott Blumenthal on specialty hospitals
Spine industry trends in new technologies and market challenges
The role and future of endoscopic spine surgery as a surgical philosophy and a cost-effective technique in spine care
Dr. Richard Guyer: Today's spine fellowship
Utilizing data analytics as a pre-emptive strategy for reducing musculoskeletal-related expenditures within an employer-sponsored health plan
SeaSpine: The story behind my multimillion-dollar medical device company
Dr. Robert Eastlack: Robotics in spine surgery
Balance billing and surprise billing in the US: A spine surgeon's look to the past and the future
Stephen Hochschuler, Senior Editor
Rick Fessler, Co-Editor
Frank Phillips, Co-Editor