Experts discuss the latest technology and applications to advance orthopaedic practice during the 2021 Annual Meeting. Attend this year’s TechTalk sessions in in Booth 3979 in Hall B.

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Published 3/24/2022

Learn about the ‘Latest and the Greatest’ via TechTalks

The TechTalks, presented in Booth 3979 in Hall B, are included in registration and provide the opportunity to experience the latest technology and applications beneficial for orthopaedic surgeons. Learn how to introduce new technology into your practice, use social media to promote your practice, and utilize the newest mobile apps.

Wednesday
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
TT01: How to Develop a Direct-pay Strategy: Embrace Transparent Pricing and Bundled Care to Grow Revenues and Simplify Your Practice
Michael Havig, MD, FAAOS
This session will demonstrate the value of offering transparently priced bundled care plans, how to create and price them, and how to use online strategies to drive revenue and streamline direct-pay for your patients, physicians, and staff. HealthMe is a digital marketplace for healthcare, founded by an orthopaedic surgeon, that allows doctors to attract the growing number of self-pay patients using transparently priced bundled care plans.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
TT02: Orthopaedic Innovation “Shark Tank”: Learn How Orthopaedic Surgeon-founded Companies Can Grow Revenue and Simplify Your Practice
Michael T. Havig, MD, FAAOS, and John Jay Crawford, MD, FAAOS
Learn firsthand from orthopaedic surgeon entrepreneurs how their technology can help practices increase revenue and run more efficiently at the TechTalks “Orthopaedic Shark Tank” competition.

2 to 2:45 p.m.
TT03: How to Improve the Performance of Your Google Business Webpage
Amr Abdelgawad, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAOS, and Ahmed Thabet Hagag, MD
This TechTalk aims to introduce the important topic of Google Business webpages to orthopaedic surgeons and administrators. It will provide pearls on how to create a very dynamic and popular Google page and how to reach a broader population. It will also explain how to follow up your performance on Google Business and how to get other business pages connected to your primary page.

3 to 3:45 p.m.
TT04: Transforming the User Experience in Orthopaedic Care Using Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, and Digital Phenotyping
Prakash Jayakumar, MD, PhD
This session will explore how transformative technologies (i.e., artificial intelligence, mixed reality, telehealth, wearable sensors) are advancing the way we deliver surgical and nonsurgical orthopaedic care.

4 to 4:45 p.m.
TT05: How Human-centered Design and Technology Can Improve User Engagement in Patient-reported Outcome Measurement
Prakash Jayakumar, MD, PhD
This TechTalk will explore how a human-centered design approach can transform the way we implement and utilize patient-reported outcome measures in orthopaedic practice.

Thursday
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
TT06: Intra-op Sensors Can Now Quantify Your Alignment and Soft-tissue Balance
Martin Roche MD, FAAOS; Patrick A. Meere, MD, FAAOS; William A. Leone, MD, FAAOS; Ira M. Parsons, MD, FAAOS
The digital evolution through sensors, microelectronics, and wireless technology is now enabling surgeons to quantify their intraoperative decisions related to alignment and soft-tissue balance.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
TT07: The Digitalization of Recovery Programs with Wearables
Martin Roche, MD, FAAOS; Alexander P. Shah, MD, FAAOS; Sebastian Parratte, DMed, PhD; and Paul B. Jacob, DO, MPT, FAAOS
The evolution of remote monitoring through wearables and sensors can improve patient outcomes, improve care efficiencies, and develop a profitable program.

2 to 2:45 p.m.
TT08: Killer Apps 2022
Ira Kirschenbaum, MD, FAAOS
In this perennial lecture, you will learn about the latest and greatest apps for personal and professional productivity.

3 to 3:45 p.m.
TT09: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Your Practice in 2022
Mary Mulcahey, MD, FAAOS, and Dustin J. Schuett, DO, FAAOS
This session will discuss how to leverage Instagram and Twitter using engaging content and relevant hashtags to effectively promote your practice.

4 to 4:45 p.m.
TT10: Building Remote Partnerships with Surgical Telepresence
Cory Calendine, MD, FAAOS
With Procedural Telemedicine, all key stakeholders can digitize their physical presence in orthopaedic surgical procedures to facilitate proctoring, on-demand case support, and clinical education—from and to anywhere. This technology can democratize the very best in orthopaedic care today and speed innovation through collaboration for tomorrow.

Friday
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
TT11: Developing a Calculator Using Google Sheets with Historic Capitation Data to Predict Orthopedic Care Utilization
Thomas Grogan, MD, FAAOS
This session presents findings on orthopaedic care utilization and cost savings measured via a healthcare calculator developed using historic capitation data. The calculator, developed with Google Sheets, can be applied to various populations of patients to help guide and develop more efficient delivery systems. Using historic, validated published capitation data, the calculator demonstrated the effectiveness of telehealth to deliver musculoskeletal care that is appropriate and effective and saves money. Using the calculator will allow physicians to be able to finally demonstrate value-based care through a telehealth-centric model that is applicable to multiple populations of patients.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
TT12: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Your Practice in 2022
Mary Mulcahey, MD, FAAOS, and Dustin J. Shuett, DO, FAAOS
This session will discuss how to leverage Instagram and Twitter using engaging content and relevant hashtags to effectively promote your practice.

2 to 2:45 p.m.
TT13: Orthopedic Entrepreneurism: Take Your Idea from Concept to a Company with Insights from OrthoFounders
John Crawford, MD, FAAOS
Are you interested in starting your own company? Learn the pearls and pitfalls about orthopaedic startups from orthopaedic surgeons who have done it.

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