The Better Outcomes Show
Exploring the possibilities of a new healthcare
Join Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi), principal of Rehab U Practice Solutions and host of The Better Outcomes Show as he explores the possibilities of a new healthcare. Guests range from clinicians trying new techniques and treatments to executives and entrepreneurs exploring new service delivery methods, business models, and organizational structures.
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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi)
Host of The Better Outcomes Show
Rafi started his career as a licensed Occupational Therapist in 2012. After nearly 5 years leading an outpatient specialty rehab clinic at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rafi began work as an indpendent healthcare consultant on a multi-million dollar project for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. During that time, he also began working with indepednent healthcare clinics focusing on patient engagement and marketing strategy.
Rafi’s career trajectory includes 10+ years of experience in healthcare management, clinical operations, programatic development, marketing & business development. He even spent some time as an Assistant Professor in a Graduate Program of Occupational Therapy and has served on numerous boards and regulatory committees. He is the host of The Better Outcomes Show and he is also the author of the book Better Outcomes: A Guide to Humanizing Healthcare.
Today, Rafi helps healthcare clinics, organizations, and some healthcare technology startups develop effective patient engagement strategies through his consulting work. He also leverages his experience as a professor and academic to speak and train on the topics around humanizing the healthcare experience. In addition, Rafi also owns and operates ProActive Rehabilitation & Wellness, a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic treating patients with musculoskeletal pain.
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On this platform, you can use your mobile device to submit a video question about anything related to humanizing healthcare. Rafi will answer every question you may have and, who knows, we may even use your question as the topic on a future show!
New Treatments & Techniques
Learn from clinicians implementing cutting-edge treatments
New Business Models
Explore different payment & reimbursement models
Novel Service Delivery Methods
Discover new and emerging ways to delivery healthcare services
Build Lasting Relationships
Develop knowledge and skills to build long-lasting relationships with patients and clients
Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L
Host of The Better Outcomes Show
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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi) is the Principal Owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions and the host of The Better Outcomes Show. Rafi has worked in a variety of settings, from orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, to academia, and even healthcare consulting. He spent the majority of his clinical experience working at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, where he was 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 and to establish statewide mobile integrated clinical support services for individuals on the state medicaid waiver program. 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 engagements and speaking & training. Check out his book Better Outcomes: A Guide to Humanizing Healthcare here.
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Great Thinkers Wanted as Guests on The Better Outcomes Show
If you’re an innovator in healthcare, we want to hear from you! Whether you’re a clinician implementing a breakthrough or cutting edge treatment technique, a healthcare entrepreneur experimenting with new business models or payment structures, or a clinic or organization exploring novel service delivery methods, we want to share your insight and expertise on the show.
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About The Show
The Better Outcomes Show explores the possibilities of a new healthcare. Guests range from clinicians trying new techniques and treatments to executives and entrepreneurs exploring new service delivery methods, business models, and organizational structures.