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How can we leverage creative work, including graphic design, for knowledge translation?
We’ve talked about knowledge translation on the show before. But I feel that it’s a topic that could use some more coverage. And I’m not alone. Many organizations, institutions, and companies invest money every year to fund studies to quicken the pace of knowledge translation. Unfortunately it still takes many years for current research evidence to become regularly implemented in healthcare treatments. I say it all the time, but clinicians should see themselves as knowledge translators. We bring value to healthcare by taking the bast amount of technical and boring (or nerdy) information in our specialty area and bring that to bear of our patient’s unique situation. This involves not only being up to date with the most recent evidence and research, but also communicating it effectively to patients and other stakeholders. And that is where something like graphic design comes into play.
Some clinicians leverage technology and a bit of creativity, including graphic design, to effectively communicate this research knowledge to their patients, and to other clinicians as well. My guest this week, Katie Caspero from OT Graphically is doing just that. Her company develops infographics and other graphic representations of current best practice evidence and research both to guide clinicians and to act as patient education aids and materials.
What we cover in this Episode:
- The importance of knowledge translation in promoting better clinical outcomes
- Why we should seek to be evidence-based practitioners
- Why clinicians should see themselves as knowledge translators
- Leveraging person-centered principles to improve patient engagement and experience
- The importance of leveraging creative work like graphic design, infographics and video content to effectively communicate information
- Achieving Better Outcomes by focusing on becoming evidence-based practitioners
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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi) is the Principal Owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions, the host of The Better Outcomes Show, and the author of Better Outcomes: A Guide to Humanizing Healthcare. He has experience in a variety of rehab settings, working with patients recovering from a variety of injuries and surgeries. Rafi has worked in a variety of settings, from orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, to academia, and even healthcare consulting. At Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, he as the lead clinician and clinical education coordinator for the outpatient specialty rehab program. In this role, he treated many veterans with chronic pain and helped to establish an interdisciplinary pain management program. He has worked on projects ranging from patient engagement initiatives to marketing communication campaigns to a multi million dollar project assisting the State of Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities transition individuals out of state institutions to community residences. His work on Telehealth has been discussed in Forbes. He also has experience as a core faculty member at Augusta University’s Occupational Therapy Program, as a Licensed Board Member on the GA State OT Board, and he serves on the Board of Directors for NBCOT. He works to help healthcare clinics and organizations deliver uniquely impactful patient experiences by improving service delivery through consulting, training, and speaking.
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If you’re ready to craft a strategy to help your organization bring in more clients, retain them throughout their course of care, and create uniquely impactful patient experiences, then reach out. I’d love to talk with you about how Rehab U Practice Solutions can help.
What I can help you do:
✅ Train your staff and clinicians to be able to confidently communicate the value your organization provides…
✅ Leverage best practices, new technology, telehealth, and marketing/messaging to maximize patient engagement & retention…
✅ Develop a system that keeps patients & clients happy, engaged, and satisfied throughout the entire process of care…
I help you not only craft marketing messages & campaigns that build that know, like, & trust value you need to convert leads into scheduled clients; but I also work with your clinicians and staff to make sure that, once a patient decides to schedule an appointment, you have a system setup that keeps them happy, engaged, and satisfied throughout the onboarding, treatment, and discharge process.
In short, I’ll help your whole organization become focused on the most important thing in healthcare: people – the people who work for your organization, and the people who your organization treats and serves.