Thursday, May 29, 2008

$2 Million to Play with the Wii for Rehabilitation

Who says all that down time playing with video games doesn't pay off?

$2 million dollar grant for studying use of video games

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Physical Therapists - Practitioner of Choice

If the embedded video doesn't seem to be working properly please use this direct link to the Video Physical Therapists - Practitioner of Choice.

Congratulations to my colleagues David Bertone, PT, OCS and Ken Mailly, PT, on this terrific production.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Google Health Launches for the Masses Today

Today Google has launched Google Health for the masses.  One should note that there is a caveat as noted in this article from Larry Dignan's ZDNet Blog.

I plan on signing up and will offer a review after having done so.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Like Comatose Sheep to the Slaughter

What is it about Physical Therapists that they take so little interest in the direction of their own profession?  The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents a membership of only 71,000 members of about 300,000 licensed Physical Therapists in the United States.  Of its 71,000 members 5800 responded to a survey on the Association's Stategic Plan.  While I applaud those who responded, it represents about 8% of the membership and less than 2%.  What the heck are the other 92% and 98% respectively doing?  Lying comatose in some hospital bed believing that their livelihoods are not being threatened from every possible angle imaginable?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Credit Cards and Evaporating Margins in Health Care

I was just wondering to myself what direction medical providers are leaning with respect to accepting credit card payments for professional services.  Considering the fact that margins have evaporated or worse are now hovering in the red with regard to third party payment for medical services, does the acceptance of credit cards and the accompanying  2-3% processing fees for co-pays and co-insurance make sense from a business perspective?

I'd be interested in how you are leaning, so please participate in our poll in the right hand margin of this blog.