Updated Certification Requirements Seek Elevated Quality & Consistent Care The Joint Commission & The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently collaborated to revise total hip & knee replacement certification standards. Given the many uncertainties of the continuously changing industry, healthcare leaders recognize the value of distinguishing themselves from the competition—especially in a crowded, consumer-first marketplace. For C-suite leaders […]
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