Published 2/1/2015

Practice Management in the Exhibit Hall

The AAOS Annual Meeting is a great place to improve your practice management skills and to learn how to make your practice more efficient and profitable. But did you know that in addition to the courses and symposia focused on practice management you could pick up practical skills from your peers on the Technical Exhibits floor?

The AAOS-sponsored Electronic Skills Pavilion (Booth 4402) features presentations that showcase the latest technology and applications beneficial to orthopaedic surgeons and their staffs. In less than an hour, you can learn about cloud-based solutions for research, creating surgical videos, defending your Internet reputation, or applying wearable technology to your orthopaedic practice.

Sessions generally start on the half-hour, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, and at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. All sessions are free and no ticket is needed. Check the following list of topics to see which can be most helpful for you and your practice.

Using Google Docs and Cloud-Based Solutions to Maximize Your Practice Potential—
10:30 a.m., presented by Andrew J. Pastor, MD

Incorporate cloud-based solutions, like Google Apps, to impress your patients, aid in research endeavors, and give you the upper hand in future contract negotiations.

Creation of Surgical Videos with New Wearable Video Capture Technology: “Closer Look” at Google Glass and GoPro Hero—11:30 a.m., presented by Eric C. Makhni, MD, and Charles M. Jobin, MD

This session reviews the science behind using wearable video capture technology in creating surgical videos. Applications, limitations, and technical considerations are showcased.

Defending Your Internet Reputation, 1:30 p.m., presented by David L. Nelson, MD

You are being rated on many online forums that are backed by Wall Street firms, whether you like it or not. You need to take charge or risk losing the battle for your reputation.

Office Websites: How to Save Time and Money, 2:30 p.m., presented by David L. Nelson, MD

Websites are much more than advertising: they are a way to save money and time. Learn how to put your site to work for you.

Hottest NEW Apps for Orthopaedic Surgeons–2015 Edition, 3:30 p.m., presented by Orrin Franko, MD

Come learn about the newest “must have” app for busy surgeons, residents, orthopaedic providers, and patients. Bring your iPhone, iPad, or Android device for this live demonstration.

Making Movies for the Orthopaedic Surgeon, Not Just for Hollywood,
9:30 a.m., presented by Randipsingh R. Bindra, MD

Attend this live demonstration of the key steps of editing and encoding your captured video into a slick movie that can be inserted into a PowerPoint presentation.

Keeping Your Digital Life Synced, Safe and Secured. 10:30 a.m., presented by Dayne T. Mickelson, MD

Learn to use cloud-based applications to keep your devices in sync while protecting your data using the latest privacy and security tools and principles.

Modernizing Resident Education–Leveraging the Digital Age, 11:30 a.m., presented by Dayne T. Mickelson, MD

Development, funding, management, and maintenance of a digital residency curriculum are presented. The session is focused on mobile hardware, digital content, and integration via a central Resident Portal.

Application of Wearable Technology in Orthopaedic Surgery,1:30 p.m., presented by Christian Veillette, MD

Learn about open source tools and initiatives including RedCAP, NIHPromis, and DADOS. These tools can provide flexible solutions for your electronic data capture needs for clinical outcomes and translational research but not break your budget.

EHR and Meaningful Use for the Small Orthopaedic Office, 2:30 p.m., presented by A. Herbert Alexander, MD

This session explores features of a good electronic health record (EHR), meaningful use implications, EHR integration into a totally electronic office, designing an office to be totally electronic, where to begin, and “housekeeping” issues after going totally electronic.

Effective Communication in the Digital Age–Mobile Devices, 3:30 p.m., presented by John Philip Andrawis, MD

Mobile technology is changing how physicians can interact with their patients, reps, staff and colleagues. Learn which apps will help you communicate fast and effectively.

Killer Apps
, 9:30 a.m., presented by Ira H. Kirschenbaum, MD

Discuss the most current and timely apps. These are apps that will have you saying “I can’t live without this” or “This is absolutely necessary for my practice.”

Leveraging Cloud Social Media for Surgeon Connectivity, 10:30 a.m., presented by Ira H. Kirschenbaum, MD

This presentation discusses changes in the way social media platforms can be constructed for medical applications especially surgeon-to-surgeon and surgeon-to-others and present practical examples of how to start using social media in a protected environment.

Useful iPhone and iPad Apps for Your Practice and Life, 11:30 a.m., presented by Scott F. M. Duncan, MD, MPH, MBA

This presentation reviews real-life scenarios in how you, as an orthopaedic surgeon, can use certain apps on the iPhone and iPad in your professional and personal lives.

Open-Access Journals in Orthopaedics: Can You Trust Them? 1:30 p.m., presented by Orrin Franko, MD

Are open access journals legitimate? Should you submit your research to an unknown journal? Are their manuscripts reliable and peer-reviewed? Find out the answers.

Hottest NEW Apps for Orthopaedic Surgeons–2015 Edition, 2:30 p.m., presented by Orrin Franko, MD (See description on Wednesday)