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MORE Foundation launches orthopedic education series

The MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education), a nonprofit organization that envisions a world full of active people, launched its 2015 Education Series which is open to Phoenix area orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows and physical and occupational therapists across the Valley.  April educational opportunities included a Dual Visiting Professorship session on April 10 and 11 and a foot and ankle cadaver lab on April 18.  Additional information can be found at www.more-foundation.org.

The first event of the year was a Dual Visiting Professorship program on January 9 and 10, 2015 and was sponsored by the MORE Foundation, The CORE Institute, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Trimed, Extremity Medical, Stryker and Synthes. The two-day class included lectures, case studies and a cadaver laboratory on the topic Controversies on the most common pattern of degenerative arthritis in the wrist, known within the medical community as SLAC (Scaphoid Lunate Advanced Collapse) Wrist.

The visiting professors were Scott W. Wolfe, MD of the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY and Marco M. Rizzo, MD of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.  The session was moderated by Scott Edwards, MD, of The CORE Institute, who also helped coordinate the day’s events.  The objectives were 1) to understand the current thoughts on unresolved issues pertaining to SLAC wrist injuries; 2) to offer new techniques to patients that will improve their outcome; and 3) to skillfully practice techniques of SLAC wrist reconstruction. 

“In hosting the Education Series our goal is to bring high-level educational opportunities to the Phoenix medical community,” said Gina W. Ore, CEO of the MORE Foundation.  “The strong positive response we’ve already received from the medical community is overwhelming and we look forward to hosting many more educational opportunities throughout the year.”

“Coming from Georgetown, I was accustomed to having few resources to help with these types of events,” said Scott Edwards, MD of The CORE Institute and who moderated the presentation and helped coordinate the January event.  “The teamwork and expertise demonstrated between The CORE Institute and the MORE Foundation’s leadership to make this event possible was truly inspiring and extremely beneficial to the entire medical community here in Phoenix.” 

Additional education events are currently scheduled in April and September with additional opportunities to be announced throughout the year. To view or register for upcoming events visit the MORE Foundation website at www.more-foundation.org.


Excellence Headquarters Names New CIO

Excellence Headquarters™, Management Company for The CORE Institute® and other physician practices, announced that Paul Robinson has accepted the position of Chief Information Officer, providing vision and leadership in all information technology initiatives. In his role, Robinson and his team of programmers and IT architects will direct the planning and implementation of enterprise information technology systems in support of The CORE Institute’s business operations as the orthopedic group continues to grow nationally.

“Paul will play an important role in ensuring that our providers and employees utilize the best technology systems available to provide to our managed practices and their patients with best-in-class care and services,” said Dr. David J. Jacofsky, Chairman and CEO of Excellence Headquarters.  “Adding someone with Paul’s team’s experience and talent to our leadership team demonstrates our commitment to our providers, employees and patients as we continue to pursue our national expansion efforts.

“Excellence Headquarters is a management platform that allows for increased practice performance  and provides integrated IT solutions for management of quality, marketing, evidence-based practice, and at risk contract strategies for its managed practices,” said Robinson. “I am very excited to lead this talented team not only with Excellence Headquarters, but The CORE Institute, and provide technology to best serve our patients.”

Prior to joining Excellence Headquarters, Robinson spent 20+ years in information technology roles, specifically designing and developing software to meet healthcare needs.  Most recently, as Vice President of Product and Software Development at PhDx Systems, he helped in the company becoming the leading provider of clinical data management software and services designed to meet the unique research needs of orthopedic and spine companies. Robinson played an instrumental role in the development of clinical management software for device manufacturers such as Medtronic, Stryker and NuVasive.