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Oct 30, 2017 | Selena Horner

5 Ways to Maximize #PPS2017 Conference App


Once upon a time when I attended a conference, I felt like a lone attendee. I registered ahead of time. There was no way to know who was attending. It wasn't easy to prepare for the conference to get the most out of it. A huge book of presentations was provided. It was a burden to carry along all day. Scraps of paper held various scribbled notes. Being able to connect with attendees was left to serendipity and swapping business cards.

Speed forward to 2017. Have conference planners come a long way in creating a participatory experience for attendees! Conference planners are now harnessing the power of technology by using apps that are used on mobile devices. The app design not only has details about the conference, but also immediately connects with your social media accounts, your photos, and your email accounts. The apps also have neat, built-in ways to immediately communicate with attendees about any changes in the conference OR information about the conference.

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Oct 26, 2017 | Selena Horner

Does Patient Experience Affect Clinical Outcome?

I have mixed feelings about hospitalized patients and the experiences created for them.  Take for example creating an environment that includes flat screen smart televisions. Sure, it would be a great experience to have that kind of technology to allow for "entertainment." If the patient perceives this as a positive experience, does it affect clinical outcomes? Will they rate their care as better?

The abstract I found perked my interest because it found that patient experience was associated with clinical outcome. I'm curious what kind of experiences were described that improved clinical outcomes.

Below you will find a quick view of the abstract. 

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Oct 23, 2017 | Selena Horner

A Goal and a Mentor

Yesterday I went to the gun range for the first time ever. Scott and Matt were planning on spending a few hours shooting and adjusting the sights on their guns so they'd be ready for deer hunting season.

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Oct 18, 2017 | Selena Horner

Projected Highlights for #PPS2017

The Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association is holding its annual conference in downtown Chicago. It isn't too late to register! The conference is scheduled from November 1-4. I spent some time reviewing the sessions. I'll highlight the top picks that I think will be favorites for leaders with an outcomes focus.

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