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Demystifying Efficiency (Productivity) Management: Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Headed
Hosted By: Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
Location: Webinar
Ypsilanti, MI
Start Time: 11/20/2018 1:00 PM
End Time: 11/20/2018 2:30 PM
Time Zone: Eastern

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Demystifying Efficiency (Productivity) Management: Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Headed in our Journey to Value?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
(time varies depending upon your location)

• 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time
• 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mountain Standard Time
• 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Central Standard Time
• 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

One registration allows for one computer log on and/or one phone line in which you can have as many participants sit and listen via your computer speaker or speaker phone and all would be eligible to receive a course certificate that you could submit to your state for POSSIBLE CEU credit

Presenter: Ed Dobrzykowski, PT, DPT, ATC, MHS

Early Registration Deadline: November 6, 2018 at 11:59PM EST
Final Registration Deadline: November 20, 2018 at 11:30AM EST

Over the past three decades, adult rehabilitation services’ departments in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology have attempted to operationally define, measure, benchmark, and improve clinical efficiency. This trend has been driven by a multitude of external consultants, finance administrators, and large practice managers -rather than those directly managing rehabilitation services. Today, organizations may define efficiency via multiple operational definitions such as billed treatment units/day, patient visits/day, productive worked hours/units of service, minutes of care/day, relative value units/day, or something else, resulting in much industry variation throughout the rehabilitation continuum of care. Are these the appropriate metrics? How can the process evolve to measuring value? There are methods to balance the paradoxical need for optimization of physical, occupational, and speech pathology services labor costs with demands for billing, quality and patient outcomes. This 90 minute webinar will discuss the rationale for rehabilitation services efficiency, provide operational definitions, suggested standards, tactics for improvement, and the industry transition to value.


At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will:

• Describe the historical context and methodology for measuring adult rehabilitation
services efficiency throughout the continuum of care
• Provide examples of suggested standards of efficiency
• Discuss tactical methods to improve efficiency
• Provide an overview of the transition from efficiency to value of rehabilitation services

Includes a live Question & Answer session at the end of the presentation.

Dr. Ed Dobrzykowski, PT, DPT, ATC, MHS is a Rehabilitation Services Consultant and Educator, with specific emphasis on acute/inpatient services care delivery, staffing models, post-acute care patient transitions, work flows, productivity/efficiency measurement, and leadership and management skill development. Previously, he was Director of Rehabilitation Services, St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood KY where he managed occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech pathology, audiology, and EMG in acute care, skilled nursing, and outpatient services. Dr. Dobrzykowski has over thirty years’ experience in management positions in not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Active in the APTA and KPTA, he has held multiple elected and appointed roles, serving presently as Publications Chair of HPA The Catalyst. He began a four-year appointed term on the Kentucky License Board of Physical Therapy in 2018.

Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Leads, and Clinicians in Adult Rehabilitation Services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology)- Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Home Health, and Outpatient Services.

In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this webinar conference, you'll also receive a handout (in PDF format) that will include related reference links.

Webinar recordings are NOT included with registration, but registrants have an option to purchase a webinar playback link for $49.95 (view via your computer as many times as you would like and audio comes through your computer speakers) or CD (audio only) for $69.95 prior to completing online registration or send in the additional fee with your registration and check.

Audio - phone connection required only to hear the audio portion of the webinar

Webinar - Computer and internet connection required. Participants will be provided a url link where they can log in and follow the presentation on their computer as the speaker provides the presentation. If your computer has speakers, you will be able to hear the audio portion through your computer speakers and will not require a phone connection. If no speakers on your computer or unable to be at a computer, participants will need to call in to the phone number provided to them to hear the audio portion. You will need adobe flash. Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc is not responsible for organization fire walls or computer software issues that may interfere and/or prohibit your connection to the webinar portion of the presentation.

TelSpanWeb System Requirements to View Webinar:

Operating Systems:

• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
• MAC OS X v10.4 or Higher
• Linux
• Solaris

Internet Browsers:

• Internet Explorer 7 or Higher (Windows)
• Firefox 4 or Higher
• Safari 4 or Higher
• Google Chrome 2 or Higher

Stable Internet Connection, DSL or Above:

• 100 kbps for Video Transmission
• 300kbps for Screen Sharing and Remote Control
• Recommended 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all Services

Flash Player 10.3 or Newer:

Disabled pop-up blockers

Computer speakers for participants listening over the computer

In order to ensure successful connection to your upcoming meeting, please take a moment to conduct a system test by copying and pasting the entire url link in your web browser:

This webinar has not been submitted to any state board or national organization for CEU approval. A certificate of attendance will be available upon completion of the webinar for each participant and may be adequate for credit in some states; you will need to contact your state licensing regulatory body to determine whether or not credit will be granted for this webinar conference.

Register for the event on or before 11:30am EST on November 20, 2018.

When you register, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail that serves as your receipt . Approximately 5 days before the webinar conference, you will receive a separate email that provides you with instructions for accessing the call and handouts. If you register within 5 days of November 20, 2018, instructions will be emailed the evening of the day you registered (after 6:00PM pacific time). Please make sure that your email system will accept messages from the webinar conference host: The easiest way to do this is to add this email address to the contacts list in your email software.

Gather your staff and listen to this webinar conference via your computer speakers or a speaker phone, follow along with the session handout on your computer, and participate in a live, interactive Question and Answer session.

Event Deadlines / Fees:
The early deadline for registration for this webinar conference is 11:59pm EST, November 6, 2018. Final registration for the webinar conference is 11:30am EST on November 20, 2018. Please call Michelle at 661.350.6187 if you would like to register after the deadline.
Registrant Type Deadline Name Deadline Date Fee
New Early Registration 11/6/2018 $159.00
New Late Registration 11/19/2018 $179.00
Online Registration is closed. If you would still like to register, please contact Michelle at 661.350.6187.

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