Running a Profitable and Efficient Business: Complimentary O&P Courses for OPGA Members

Published in Orthotics & Prosthetics on July 19, 2023

Education

In today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, it is imperative for professionals in the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) field to stay up to date with the latest knowledge and skills necessary to run a successful practice. Recognizing this need, OPGA has partnered with VGM Education to offer members complimentary access to a range of educational courses. These courses serve as valuable resources for OPGA members to enhance their knowledge about running a profitable and efficient O&P business. 

In this blog post, we will dive into the educational offerings available to OPGA members, highlighting the value they bring, and the opportunities they present for O&P businesses. 

Continuing Education from OPGA and VGM Education 

OPGA, a leading organization dedicated to advancing the O&P profession, has joined forces with VGM Education, a reputable provider of online educational resources. This collaboration offers OPGA members a valuable opportunity for O&P professionals to expand their knowledge and enhance their skills. Worth over $400 in value, these complimentary courses provide members with resources to help with running a profitable and efficient O&P business in order to stay at the forefront of the market. Topics include: 

  • Business Ethics 
  • Customer Service Strategies 
  • Understanding HIPAA 
  • Developing a New Employee Orientation Program 
  • Recruiting and Retaining Employees 
  • Safety in the Workplace 
  • Behavior-Based Selling 
  • Impactful Questions to Help You Get the Sale 

Each of these courses are The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) certified, and some are also American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) certified. 

Flexibility and Accessibility 

One of the significant advantages of these courses is their accessibility. As online offerings, they provide flexibility for OPGA members to study at their own pace and schedule. Professionals can access the courses anytime, anywhere, allowing for seamless integration into their busy lives and work schedules. Furthermore, the courses are available on various devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, making learning even more convenient. 

Business Development 

OPGA's educational offerings extend beyond clinical skills, encompassing business and management topics as well. Members gain valuable insights into entrepreneurship, customer service strategies, and other critical areas that contribute to the success and growth of their O&P practices. 

OPGA is dedicated to advancing the profession. Through these courses, OPGA members can expand their knowledge and enhance their skills on running an efficient O&P business. By engaging with these educational offerings, OPGA members can seize opportunities for business best practices and continuing to do what they do best - provide exceptional care to their patients. 


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