Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics Focuses on Value in Patient Care

KANSAS CITY, MO – Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics is sending a representative to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ course, “Shifting from Volume to Value: Preparing Your Practice for Healthcare Reform.” The two-day course aims to educate physicians and practice staff on enhancing the patient care experience as healthcare reform increasingly incentivizes value –high quality, cost-efficient care that improves outcomes – over volume of services.

Value-based healthcare models focus on patient experiences and quality outcomes. Care is patient-centered and continuously evaluated for improvements in performance, outcomes, and efficiency.

“While our patient satisfaction scores show we do well in patient experience, we always look for new ways to ensure continuous improvement,” says Jim Bloom, practice administrator at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, who is attending the AAOS course.

The session begins May 28 in Washington, D.C. Michael E. Porter, Ph.D., an authority on competitive strategy and principles for solving problems in healthcare, will give the keynote address, “Enhancing Value in Health Care.” The event also includes panel discussions, breakout sessions and presentations by expert faculty who are influential in health policy, quality initiatives and orthopedics.