In the Business-Minded Surgeon blog, members of OrthoFounders, a national group of orthopedic entrepreneurs, discuss how orthopedic surgeons can lead efforts to fix the problems in health care that are so palpable and apparent to themselves, but opaque and undervalued by others. Topics include how to maximize return based on business strategy and improved clinical performance, how to navigate the entrepreneurial journey, and how to connect with others who have similar interests.

 

 

BLOG: Orthopedic business language: The derivation of kappa, part 1

February 21, 2017

In our education and training as orthopedic surgeons, we spent years learning a vitally important technical language, without which we could not exchange ideas and…

BLOG: The value of anticipation

January 13, 2017

Have you tried the experiment in which a person drops a dollar bill and you attempt to catch it? If so, you know how frustrating this can be. The time required for the…

BLOG: How applying a wartime theory could help your practice

December 14, 2016

In previous blog posts, I have argued that future practice viability depends, to some extent, on the utilization of an appointment mechanism more thoughtful than…

BLOG: Securitization of health care contracts might be costing your practice needed revenue

November 14, 2016

Most orthopedic surgeons invest funds in multiple financial instruments as part of retirement portfolios. As our advisors often say, diversification of individual…

BLOG: When scheduling encounters, consider against payers that deliver low value

October 17, 2016

In my last Business-Minded Surgeon blog, I argued that surgeon time is a scarce resource that should be prospectively allocated or appointed based on predicted revenue…

BLOG: Society measures the value a surgeon provides in dollars — and you should, too

September 30, 2016

Why does it irritate joint replacement surgeons when they see a 45-year-old patient in clinic whose chief complaint is 3 days of achy knee pain? It is because they know…