You may be zapped from information overload, but our concise annual reference directory distills the din into a neat, handy package.

Judy O'Rourke

Our readers’ constant concern for the well-being of their patients is paramount, and the professionals’ knowledge base needed to serve their patients grows ever more complex, requiring not only continuing education but the ability to decipher governmental rules and regulations.

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act includes a profound expansion of privacy and security requirements mandated in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Among these are new and enlarged HIPAA privacy requirements such as the breach notification rule. This rule increases the professional’s duty to comply with HIPAA rules, and contains added enforcement and penalties for not complying.

We take seriously our responsibility to you to provide a user-friendly trove of source information.

Rehab Management’s Fall 2010 Product Directory is an extensive annual resource, containing key information about many of the industry’s top manufacturers, providers, products, and technologies. Industry professionals—occupational therapists, physical therapists, managers, directors, and the interdisciplinary team—can quickly locate exactly what they’re seeking in our user friendly compendium.

Rehab Management is looking for unique articles on issues affecting the physical medicine and rehabilitation community, including coverage of reimbursement issues, mobility, bariatrics, gait therapy, home modification, back injury, pain management, software, and fitness. If you are interested in writing for us, please contact the editor at .

Many companies are taking small, cautious steps forward during the recession, but innovators in our industry continue to develop products and services to meet customers’ growing needs. Learn more about their offerings and how they can benefit your patients.

Putting your fingers on desired information in the Directory is a snap. Product categories are linked from the directory at the top of the page making it very easy to locate a desired product from among these categories: Facility-Based Equipment, Mobility Aids, Pain Management, Products for the Home, Seating and Positioning, and a catch-all Miscellaneous section. The nifty Web Resources Directory section takes you to the home page of companies spotlighted in the issue, presenting an overview of their offerings and URLs for fast access to their Web sites to learn more.

In this directory we cover companies you know well, and also introduce you to new ones. Be sure to bookmark this invaluable reference. It contains a wealth of options for streamlining your operations by showcasing an array of products to suit operations large and small, helping you to make informed decisions to satisfy long- and short-term needs and budget considerations—which help contain the costs of doing business. Rehab Management’s Fall 2010 Product Directory is your go-to resource.