“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
—George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, critic, political analyst
As we move into 2009, the world is witnessing a flurry of social, political, and economic change. Even as this country welcomes the hope and promises of a new, young President, the old and new government officials continue to grapple with the changes wrought by a depressed economy. Large and small companies are closing due to bankruptcy; others are desperately reorganizing to remain operational. These changes are having a worldwide effect on how everyone, including the physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) industry, conducts business.
In an ongoing effort to keep its readership of PM&R professionals and practitioners well-informed of the ever-changing face of the industry, Rehab Management has expanded its array of multimedia sources and resources to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of issues, technologies, and treatments available.
The print version of Rehab Management remains the cornerstone of our information sources and continues to provide a cutting-edge focus on the issues and innovations affecting the PM&R arena. in addition to an editorial lineup that includes such topics as mobility, short-term therapies, documentation, reimbursement, etc, readers can look forward to upcoming issues that include comprehensive product matrices that compare the top-of-the-line products in software solutions, wheelchair cushions, and more.
Rehab Management also offers this comprehensive web site. Recently redesigned for greater usability, the site offers not only the current issue of the publication, but original content that includes expanded articles, guest editorials, and columns by industry experts, including a new column, “Compliance Corner,” written by editorial advisory board member Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC, which premieres this month. The web site also includes links to the current issue of Rehab Today, Rehab Management’s weekly e-newsletter, the buyer’s guide, the product directory, and more than 20 years of Rehab Management archives at the press of a key. Site browsers will find the latest Expert Insight Q&A, industry news, and a handy online calendar of events.
In addition to the expanded web site, Rehab Management will introduce a series of podcasts on the web site featuring recorded interviews with industry experts on such topics as long-term care, software solutions, and reimbursement issues. Another online feature that Rehab Management will offer is on-the-scene coverage of trade shows, recorded live from the exhibit floor and presented here in a podcast summation.
Change can be daunting, but it can also be exciting. Regardless, we must all simply learn to accept it if we are to survive; and the team at Rehab Management intends to keep its readers informed on the latest changes in the industry throughout the upcoming year.
—Rogena Schuyler Silverman
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