Ottobock has chosen an action image of amputee Carlos Gonzalez as the $1,000 Grand Prize winner of the C-Leg Heroes 15 year anniversary photo contest. The winning photo of Gonzalez, a San Francisco resident, depicts him performing a shoulder-level front kick from a martial arts sport he took up following his amputation.
The Mayo Clinic reports that it will replace the three electronic health records (EHR) systems it currently has in place campus-wide with Epic, a single integrated EHR and revenue cycle management system. More than 45,000 Mayo clinic staff members will be trained on the new system, which will replace existing EHRs from GE and Cerner, and Mayo’s own self-developed system.
As ROVI Mobility Products ramps up for the release of a new indoor-outdoor power wheelchair the company has hired Eli S. Anselmi as Director of Education, according to an announcement from the Carson, Calif-headquartered company. ROVI, the complex rehab division of Shoprider, reports that Anselmi will be responsible for developing the division’s product education materials and the distribution of those materials.
When one therapist loses productivity, it’s a problem. When therapists across a 6-office practice lose productivity, it’s a catastrophe. Listen to this podcast and hear R. Dean Hasse, PT, discuss the technology tools his multi-office clinic uses to help support therapists in accounting for their time, reduce idle time and keep schedules filled.
More than 500 exhibitors are expected to present their current lines of product and technical advances for the healthcare industry at the March 26-28 event in Beijing.
According to a recent survey of primary care clinicians whose work includes wound care, access to products that successfully offload the heel for improved pressure ulcer prevention are highly desirable. Ease of use, durability and easy-to-clean designs were among the characteristics survey respondents most preferred.
An East Oakland, Calif, high school is using a linked learning approach to provide high school-age students with experience and training for health care careers. Life Academy of Health and Bioscience’s enrollment of 500 students, who are mostly financially disadvantaged and described as “all students of color,” are receiving academic and hands-on training in real workplace environments.
Thought leaders at outpatient PT clinics on both coasts brainstormed about the trends they see taking shape in the industry throughout 2015. Among those trends are an increasing scarcity of small practices and the rebellion of PTs and patients against utilization management companies.
Medicine balls found commonly in the therapy clinic may be extremely useful as a fall prevention tool among older adults, according to research at University of Illinois at Chicago. A study there determined a simple routine of throwing and catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and potentially help prevent falls among older adults.
Researchers based at Brunel University London recently concluded a study that found individuals affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) who have a mobility deficit should be holistically assessed when offered a power wheelchair.