Orthopedic Practice Resources
General Orthopedic Information
http://www.orthopaedicweblinks.com is a very comprehensive directory for orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgeons, and trauma. It Consists of a huge searchable database for orthopedic surgeons, implants, and other orthopedic resources.
http://www.orthogate.org is a gateway for general professional orthopedic news, various forums, nationwide events, resources, and job postings.
http://www.orthopaedicsone.com/display/Main/Home is a collaborative knowledge network for orthopedic surgeons and musculoskeletal health care professionals with an abundance of educational materials and a professional network for the exchange of information.
Setting Up New Orthopedic Practice
http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/hospital-employment-vs-private-practice-what-makes-sense-for-orthopedic-surgeons.html offers insight on the pros and cons of hospital employment against private practice.
http://www.ushpp.net/index.php?pageID=1460_3 offers guidelines for evaluating various employment opportunities for orthopedic surgeons.
http://www3.aaos.org/member/prac_manag/enhancing_revenue_primer.pdf is a guidebook delivered by the AAOS for doctors in private practice looking to increasing their practice’s revenue.
http://www.aap.org/en-us/professional-resources/practice-support/Business-of-Pediatrics/Pages/Resources-for-Self-Employed-Physicians.aspx provides an overview of private practice types, resources to start or join a private practice, establishing compensation, and forming partnership agreements.
Orthopedic EMR, EHR & Billing Resources
http://www.revenuexl.com/affordable-medical-billing-services: RevenueXL provides essential medical billing services at a price starting from 2.5% of total practice collections.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1pm7R8ROlw shows several reasons why it could be beneficial for smaller practices to set up cloud-based SaaS EMRs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ez9BuEYNw offers insight on how to select the best EHR for your small clinic.
http://www.slideshare.net/revenuexl/7-best is a PowerPoint presentation on the top 7 features of Orthopedic EMR for every Orthopedist.
http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/HIPAA-Administrative-Simplification/HIPAAGenInfo/index.html provides general information on HIPAA.
Essential Orthopedic Journals
http://jbjs.org, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, is a well-established (over 100 year old), peer-reviewed journal with general and specialist information for orthopedic surgeons and researchers.
http://orthoportal.aaos.org/oko/default.aspx#tab1 is the Orthopedic Knowledge Online Journal, which is the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ journal of authoritative knowledge and practice. It offers subspecialties of Adult Reconstruction, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Oncology, and Trauma, among others.
http://www.amjorthopedics.com, the American Journal of Orthopedics, provides timely and readable technical information to those involved in the everyday practice of orthopedics. It presents unbiased, comprehensive, and clinically relevant peer-reviewed articles, studies, case reports, and practical department features.
http://internetmedicine.com/i-orthopedic-blogs/ is a blog with a purpose of introducing both patients and healthcare professionals to the impact of the internet on medicine and healthcare by curating and organizing relevant articles in orthopedic medicine. Topics include medical apps, devices, blogs, news, education, and even videos.
http://www.howardluksmd.com/orthopedic-social-media/ is the blog of a trusted name in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Dr. Howard J. Luks, MD. His blog covers what it takes to be an evolving doctor in the digital age.
Orthopedic National Associations
http://www.aaos.org -- the American Association/Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopedic surgeons and others in the world. It also engages in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of patients and the profession of orthopedic surgeons.
http://www.aoassn.org -- The American Orthopedic Association – is the oldest orthopedic association in the world, and its core ideals lie as “To identify, develop, engage, and recognize leadership to further the art and science of orthopedics.”
http://www.aaomed.org/index.php -- The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine – is a non-profit organization, which provides information and educational programs on the accurate diagnosis and comprehensive nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
http://ota.org -- the Orthopedic Trauma Association – holds the mission of promoting excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal
research and education of Orthopedic Surgeons and the public.
Orthopedics in Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/Ortho.Trauma.Point, the Orthopedics & Traumatology Facebook page, which offers regular clinical cases looking for diagnosis input. Also acts as a forum for conversation between patients and doctors alike.
https://www.facebook.com/Ortho.Surgeons is the Facebook page Orthopedic Surgeons, which offers news and useful tools for orthopedic surgeons such as webinars and job postings.
https://twitter.com/OrthoToday is the Twitter page for Orthopedics, Orthopedics Today, and Orthopedics Today Europe. It often updates with current research advancements and interesting blog posts throughout the industry.
https://twitter.com/POrthopedicJobs is a subsect of PhysEmp.com specializing in finding employment placements for Orthopedic Surgeons by offering daily updates on job openings.
https://plus.google.com/communities/104718356318493221316 is a Google+ community exclusively for independent private practice owners, both established and new.
https://plus.google.com/communities/117377498938253859528 is a Google+ community offering daily news updates and technological advancements in the orthopedic field.