How to Evaluate and Design Orthopaedic and Other Surgical Service Lines?
In today’s evolving healthcare environment, it is important to prepare for inevitable growth while recognizing the needs for efficiency, value, and profitability. Orthopaedic services and product lines, for example, are a growing economic force for hospitals, surgery centers, and rehabilitation facilities. According to many estimates, the demand for orthopaedic services, including hip and knee replacements, will triple within the next decade as our population ages. At the same time, clinical emphasis will move toward short stays and outpatient surgical interventions while bundled care and new payment models require coordination and efficiency. To foster this expansion, leaders must employ methodologies that focus on delivering value while improving profitability across the continuum.
Dr. DiGioia specializes in the evaluation and design of care delivery systems using the Patient Centered Value System, a methodology he created to evaluate orthopaedic and other surgical service lines. The Patient Centered Value System, used nationally as well as internationally, couples clinical and financial performance to deliver value-driven outcomes and experiences. Dr. DiGioia’s approach prepares organizations to achieve the value trifecta: improved outcomes and experiences with reduced costs.
How to Develop Orthopaedic Specialty Hospitals and Centers of Excellence Using a “Hospital within a Hospital” Model?
Accelerated recovery programs and the safe performance of outpatient joint replacements are driving the growth of specialty hospitals and clinical centers of excellence (COE). Dr. DiGioia is a leader in the development of Total Joint Replacement Centers of Excellence (TJR COE), using the hospital within a hospital, focused care center model. Included in his focus are the evaluation and application of new technologies that support process improvement, efficiencies in patient management, community outreach programs and the engagement of providers to enhance the delivery of care. To support COE development, Dr. DiGioia is actively involved in contracting for implant pricing and other capital purchases such as robotic and navigation systems.