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Wellbe Announces Webinar on Improving Day of Surgery Efficiency for Orthopedics

Total Joint Replacement- Improving Day of Surgery Efficiency and Throughput
    MADISION, WI, March 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ --, a free resource to the orthopedic community sponsored by Wellbe, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Sandra L Nettrour, PA-C, DFAAPA, Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Service Line Coordinator at Butler Health System, on "Total Joint Replacement- Improving Day of Surgery Efficiency and Throughput."

Organic growth of total joint replacement volume is growing at 3-4% per year as the number of physicians entering orthopedic residency programs is in decline. Cuts in Medicare reimbursement for total joints is forecast every year producing stressors for the surgeon to perform more surgery just to tread water financially. Increasing surgical volume without increasing time in the day requires a team approach to process improvements. By taking a fresh look at operating room processes, it's possible to accomplish this goal.

Discussion points include:
Pre-op patient preparedness
Resolving inherent conflicts
Surgical case order
Tracking case efficiency
Surgical tray streamlining

Total Joint Replacement- Improving Day of Surgery Efficiency and Throughput
DATE/TIME: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
COST: Complimentary

About the Speaker:
Sandy Nettrour has specialized in orthopedics for 30 years. She is the Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Service Line Coordinator for Butler Health System, providing oversight of the business aspects of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, while continuing to first assist in the operating room and provide patient care at the bedside.

Sandy graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in 1980 with a Physician Assistant degree. She has been awarded the Distinguished Fellow Recognition by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Hu C. Myers Award for lifetime professional achievement and community service, and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Humanitarian of the Year 2013. She was a Round Table Participant in Orthopedics Today June 2012′s "Effective and Efficient Joint Replacement Programs Need Constant Review and Renewal of Processes."

About Wellbe, Inc. (
Wellbe, the inventor of the cloud-based Guided CarePath , works with health providers to engage patients as partners in their episodes of care. Our Guided CarePaths empower patients to learn and take the actions required to achieve better outcomes at lower costs. High-performing hospitals use Wellbe's guided care solutions to improve the experience and efficiency of helping patients to succeed with their medical treatments and surgeries.

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