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Face into the Storm:

Gaining the System Skills Needed to Succeed in the
Changing Healthcare Environment

June 7, 2013  Boston, MA

Registration for this event is now closed.

In his 2012 McMillan Lecture, Alan Jette challenged physical therapy professionals to ‘Face into the Storm’ and boldly tackle the challenges of the new century.  These challenges include a healthcare system that is increasingly data driven, and where reimbursement is tied to coordination of care and performance. To meet these challenges, physical therapists must develop critical systems skills to collect and examine clinical data to determine what works for which conditions, for which patients and in different settings in order to improve clinical practice and meet reimbursement requirements.

This one-day conference, co-sponsored by the APTA and Boston University’s Health & Disability Research Institute, focuses on the need to develop systems skills as a critical component of physical therapy practice.  The conference agenda includes a combination of key didactic presentations, case examples of innovative programs, and opportunities for discussion among attendees

The target audience for the conference includes innovators seeking to advance the development of systems skills in physical therapy practice.

“Our goal must not be to ‘prove’ that physical therapy works, but to discover what works in physical therapy, for what conditions, under what circumstances, to achieve what outcomes, and at what costs.”
Alan Jette, PT, PhD 43rd Mary McMillan Lecture, June 2012

View the Conference Agenda

Conference Objectives:

Following completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

1. Identify critical systems skills and appreciate the importance of developing system skills

2. Demonstrate the following competencies:

a. Identify targets for clinical performance and select optimal outcome measures

b. Understand how to set up and manage a clinical database

c. Begin to analyze and use clinical data within a quality improvement framework

d. Understand how to  convert data into information to identify targets for improvement

e. Describe strategies for engaging with key stakeholders to implement change at scale within clinical networks

Confirmed Speakers:

Gerard Brennan PT, PhD, Intermountain Healthcare

C. David Cameron, Quintiles Outcome

Tony Delitto PT, PhD,  University of Pittsburgh

Pamela Duncan PT, PhD Wake Forest Baptist Health

Julie Fritz PT, PhD, Intermountain Healthcare

Marc Goldstein, EdD, APTA

James Gordon PT, EdD, University of Southern California

Jim Hoyme, PT, MBA, Therapy Partners, Inc.

Alan Jette PT, PhD, Boston University

Justin Moore PT, DPT, APTA

Linda Resnik PT, PhD, Brown University

Paul Rockar PT, DPT, MS, President, APTA

Mary Stilphen PT, DPT, Cleveland Clinic

Conference Location:

Boston University Metcalf Trustee’s Room
1 Silber Way
Boston MA, 02215

Webcast Fee: $75

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): 0.8 CEUs (8 contact hours) will be awarded following conference attendance (live or webcast) and successful completion of an online post-conference assessment.