Navigation Links
Technological Advancements Shift Site-of-Care From the Operating Room to Your Doctor's Office

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Futurist and world-recognized authority on technology trends in orthopaedics, John A. Engelhardt, concluded the 5th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC) by awakening attendees to the opportunity of lowering the cost of care, not the price of technology.

"Simply moving some orthopaedic procedures from the hospital to an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) has reduced costs dramatically," said Mr. Engelhardt. "A major shift away from hospitals and toward surgery centers and doctors' offices could potentially drive $1BB out of Medicare costs and eliminate four million hospital days per year." ASC surgery is reality today, Mr. Engelhardt noted, adding, "ASCs in the U.S. have risen from approximately 270 in 1980 to nearly 5,000 in 2006. And, nearly all orthopaedic procedures have been or could be done on an outpatient basis." Hip and knee joints have been performed on an outpatient basis since mid-decade, and small joints and uni-knees are routine. Mr. Engelhardt continued, "The solutions to lowering the cost of care lie in technology." And, Mr. Engelhardt charged, "You (industry) have the answers to those technology challenges."

Mr. Engelhardt went on to present a handful of orthopaedic companies that are "pushing the envelope" with products and technologies that leverage outpatient procedures to drive out cost of care. He also identified procedures that will most likely be targeted for movement from the hospital, calling out opportunities that will surface from the shift. "The demand for orthopaedic treatment will continue unabated, regardless of the state of the world's economy. The change is in the evolvement of technology to meet that demand in more cost-effective settings outside the operating room."

Mr. Engelhardt delivered the closing keynote address at OMTEC 2009, The 5th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference. His insights are often available in select ORTHOWORLD publications such as BONEZONE, ORTHOKNOW and ORTHOPAEDIC PRODUCT NEWS. To learn more about John Engelhardt and OMTEC, visit

    Julie Vetalice
    Editor, Information Products

Founded in 1992, ORTHOWORLD is the only publisher in the world solely focused on the global orthopaedic market. Its singular mission is helping orthopaedic companies and individuals achieve their growth directives.

Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Technologically Advanced Digital Handheld Device Positions Network Global Logistics as Technology Leader in Last Mile Delivery Solutions
2. Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Best Technological Innovation Award 2009
3. Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital Opens Most Technologically Advanced NICU in World
4. Nanyang Technological University launches first-ever sports degree in Singapore
5. Presidential medal for technological breakthroughs earned by 2 chemical engineering professors
6. Technological Interventions Merge Into Health and Fitness
7. Deloittes Connected Care Model Promotes Technologically Enabled In-Home Health Care, Projects Future Health Care Savings in the Billions
8. Nano Pet Products, LLC Named Exclusive Worldwide Licensee by Schoeller(R) Technologies AG for Pet Products to Develop the Most Technologically Advanced Pet Brands on the Market Today
9. The Roskamp Institute Receives Award of Appreciation for Its Continued Innovative and Technological Advances
10. Medical, technological advances prompt updating of nuclear medicine technologists scope of practice
11. Advancements in Integrative Medicine Research to Be Evaluated by Scientists From Leading International Academic Health Centers
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Insightra Medical, Inc. and Novus ... technology for soft tissue repair in the US via Insightra’s national direct sales ... mesh intended to support and reinforce soft tissue for 6-9 months before absorbing ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... SIMmersion’s ability to present dynamic scenarios ... of the future. To reach an audience of key visionaries and reformers in ... Chicago, organized by the American Medical Association. , AMA President Steven Stack, ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... enterprise Time and Attendance/Workforce Management cloud-based solutions, announced today that it has ... competencies in the Application Development, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... November 30, 2015 (PRWEB) , ... ... ... and Winscribe are pleased to announce their strategic partnership at the Radiological ... consultants, SpeechCheck, Inc., and Winscribe, global providers of cutting-edge dictation and speech-enabled ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... World Patent Marketing , a ... household invention that provides an economical and easy way of gaining customized curtains. ... at 2.6%," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... --> adds "Global ... and "Investigation Report on China Repaglinide ... 2021 forecasts data and information to ... . --> ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research and ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> --> ... of the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, including ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ... Cell Surface Marker Testing Market: Supplier ... to their offering.  --> ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: