Living in an accountable world: orthopedic group puts focus on patients


WAKEFIELD – The story of how Ortho Rhode Island came to be is one that is often typical of how the innovation ecosystem works best: five colleagues from Rhode Island met up at an orthopedic conference. All worked for competing specialist practices, yet they were also friends and respected colleagues, having trained together at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Over a cup of coffee and sketched out on napkins, the new group orthopedics practice was born, asking and answering the question: what if the new group was designed to "think like a patient" and start redesigning the delivery of orthopedic care from the patients’ perceptions of their experiences?

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