Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our Solution

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation consultants are committed to helping clients develop rehabilitation programs that guide their patients through the continuum of care, from illness or injury to recovery and independence — delivering the most innovative solutions to improve outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and decrease length of stay.  

The Johns Hopkins physical medicine and rehabilitation consulting program enables clients to capitalize on the latest evidence-based practices and strengthen the support of physical medicine and rehabilitation across specialties.

Our Approach

Our clients have firsthand access to Johns Hopkins physiatrists, therapists and other experts from across Johns Hopkins as they share their knowledge on how to build high-class, effective physical medicine and rehabilitation programs. Our consultants include Johns Hopkins faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized for their contributions to rehabilitation education, research and practice management.

We offer a modular approach to the program, customized to our client’s needs and level of development — whether a greenfield hospital or a well-established health care institution. Three distinct packages with increasing levels of knowledge transfer activities accommodate a range of needs. Service offerings include:

  1. Rehabilitation program assessment 
  2. Rehabilitation program foundation-building
  • Value-based rehabilitation strategy consulting 
  • Rehabilitation clinical operations consulting focused on: 
    • staffing model integration and organizational structure 
    • management accountability structure and feedback loop 
    • organizational workflow, productivity and utilization 
    • setting-specific clinical operations 
    • population-specific clinical operations 
    • recruitment and retention 
    • physical plant optimization for improved patient and operational flow 
    • electronic medical record design-build optimization 
  • Rehabilitation accreditation and certification consulting 
  • Clinical workforce skills and capabilities enhancement 
  • Quality and safety practices 
  1. Road map for creating population-specific rehabilitation centers of excellence

The Johns Hopkins physical medicine and rehabilitation program ranges from 18 to 36 months, with remote delivery possible for certain activities. 

Featured Experts

  • Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez is an associate professor and interim director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins. She serves as the medical director of Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics at Johns Hopkins.

    headshot of Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
  • Michael Friedman, PT, MBA

    Michael Friedman is the director of strategic program development and a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He co-directs the Johns Hopkins Medicine activity and mobility promotion program.

    Michael Friedman, PT, MBA
  • Erik Hans Hoyer, M.D.

    As the vice chair for quality, safety and service, Erik Hoyer leads efforts to improve patient safety and care at Johns Hopkins. He is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

    Erik Hans Hoyer, M.D.
  • Stephen T. Wegener, Ph.D., M.A.

    Stephen Wegener serves as the director of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins. He is also a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and health policy and management.

    Stephen T. Wegener, Ph.D., M.A.

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