The Best Tweets from the Digital Orthopaedics Conference

2017 Digital Orthopaedics Conference
image from the Digital Orthopaedics Conference Twitter page

On January 8th, the inaugural Digital Orthopaedics Conference was held in San Francisco, California. Leaders from around the country met to discuss orthopedic healthcare trends. Topics included healthcare consumers, patient engagement, telemedicine, wearable technology, and the future of healthcare. I was able to catch some of the action through the live video stream provided by Code Technology. Visit their Facebook page to check out videos from the conference. I also kept up with the hashtag #DOCSF17 on Twitter throughout the day. Here are the best tweets from the 2017 Digital Orthopaedics Conference.


Why the Digital Orthopaedics Conference was Created

First, I should recognize the person behind the event, Dr. Stefano Bini from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Give him a follow on Twitter. Dr. Bini kicked off the Digital Orthopaedics Conference with a simple explanation as to why the conference was created.

Also, this gem surfaced of Dr. Bini!

The Healthcare Consumer

A new role is emerging in healthcare. It’s called the healthcare consumer.

The Engaged Patient

The transition from healthcare consumer to engaged patient will enhance collaboration and strengthen the patient-physician relationship.

Technology in Healthcare

Civilizations advance at the same rate their technology advances. Healthcare is currently undergoing major advancements, and technology is playing a major role.

The Pink Socks

The man behind the Pink Socks Movement is Nick Adkins, a leader on the forefront of changes in healthcare. The Pink Socks Movement is about working together to activate solutions to help move us forward and out of the mess that healthcare has found itself in. Visit the Pink Socks website to learn more.


What is your vision for the future of healthcare?

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One New Year Resolution Idea for Success in 2017

Happy new year! With 2017 upon us, you may have recently spent time reflecting on 2016 and preparing for the upcoming year. While preparing, you might still be searching for a new year resolution idea so you can own 2017 and make it the best year yet! The one new year resolution idea that will help you maximize the upcoming year and prepare you for success in 2017 is the ability to positively control your R Factor.

The R Factor

What is the R Factor? Quite simply, it can turn you into an elite performer, no matter what the arena may be – business, school, sports, etc. Or, depending on how you use your R Factor, it can result in a poor performance with more to be desired. The R Factor comes from the equation E + R = O; Event + Response = Outcome. Fundamentally, this equation can be applied to just about any situation in life. The response garners importance because it is the only part of the equation that you can control. Uncontrollable events happen and outcomes are earned based on your response to those events. The ability to control your R Factor for positive outcomes will lead you to success in 2017. Click here for more information about the R Factor from its creators at Focus 3.

Take a Closer Look

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The 2016 Chicago Cubs displayed an impressive ability to positively control their R Factor during the final moments in game seven of the World Series. After Cleveland stormed back to tie the game, a rain delay halted play as the game headed to the 10th inning. Chicago had lost their momentum. However, during the rain delay, Jason Heyward reminded his teammates why they were playing in the World Series and how they got there. This effective moment of controlling their R Factor allowed the team to get their minds in the right place. The Cubs went on to win the game and dispel a 108-year World Series drought.

The 2016 U.S. Open Golf Tournament champion, Dustin Johnson, brilliantly displayed how to positively control the R Factor. With seven holes remaining, an uncontrollable event emerged as a tournament official informed Johnson that he may or may not have to take a penalty stroke at the end of the round, mounting enormous pressure on his shoulders. If you have ever tried to play golf, it’s not easy! And the game is especially difficult with the entire golf universe watching while a possible penalty awaits at the end of the round. DJ could’ve let this negatively affect his mindset and blown the lead. Instead, he positively controlled his R Factor and earned his first career major victory.


No matter what new year resolution ideas you have come up with, be sure to add controlling your R Factor to the list. Some of sports’ biggest stars controlled their R Factor on the biggest stages in 2016; if they can do it, you can too. Your ability to positively control your response to events will produce superior outcomes to help you reach and exceed your goals in 2017.

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