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Madison, WI, United States, 2013/01/03 - The webinar will be hosted on OrthoServiceLine, a resource to the orthopedic community - OrthoServiceLine.com.
Wellbe, Inc., today announced a complimentary webinar with Jack Davis, Manager of Patient Education Programs at Hospital for Special Surgery, titled "Patient & Family Education: A Multi-modal approach to improve the experience."
This session will describe educational concepts to enhance the orthopaedic patient experience. The elective nature of orthopedic surgery creates an opportunity to intervene with patients and family early and often throughout the episode of care. Multimodal teaching strategies (individual, group learning, written materials and web based tools) delivered prior to surgery and reinforced multiple times across care transitions can reduce anxiety, increase satisfaction, improve ability to manage pain and help patients feel more prepared for surgery.
Improving the patient experience is increasingly important as quality and satisfaction metrics are becoming linked to reimbursement. Transitional care interventions, such as discharge planning, follow up calls with emphasis on participation in self care have shown to improve continuity of care, reduce readmissions and prevent poor health outcomes.
Patient & Family Education: A Multi-modal approach to improve the experience
DATE/TIME: January 21, 2014 1:00-2:00 pm ET
About the Speaker
Jack Davis MSN, RN, ONC is the Manager of Patient Education Programs at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Jack has over 30 years experience in orthopaedic nursing. He has been an active member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) since 1991. Jack currently serves as Director of the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB). He is passionate about preparing patients and family for surgery and seeks to improve nursing practice through research, promoting specialty certification and nursing continuing education.
About Wellbe, Inc.
Wellbe, the inventor of the cloud-based Guided CarePath, works with health providers to engage patients as partners in their treatments. Our Guided CarePaths empower patients learn and take the actions required to achieve better outcomes at lower costs. High-performing hospitals use Wellbe’s Guided CarePaths to improve the experience and efficiency of helping patients to succeed with their medical treatments and surgeries.