Speakers

Noel Tenoso, DPT

Founder & CEO, Advance Sports & Spine Therapy; Partner, Solveglobal

Noel M. Tenoso, DPT, OCS, COMT, cert.MDT, is an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist in private practice; CEO and Founder of Advance Sports & Spine Therapy and a Solveglobal/MSD Health Solutions partner.

Advance Sports & Spine Therapy has four clinics in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, with a mission of relieving clients’ pain, restoring movement, reclaiming confidence, and returning to health and greater quality of life. As a Partner in Solveglobal, Noel leads a risk-management strategy to empower organizations to end wasteful musculoskeletal disorder over-spending and improve profits, employee health, and talent retention. Prior to establishing Advance Sports & Spine Therapy in 1999, Noel gained experience at Adventist Health Care and the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.

Noel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Oregon Physical Therapy Association and serves on The Portland Ballet Company’s Board of Directors. He is also an instructor for both Performance Dynamics of the Astym System and Yoga.

A Prineville, Oregon native and proud University of Oregon and Pacific University alum, Noel and his wife, Dr. Kim Wright, DDS, live in West Linn, Oregon and spend as much time as possible with their two adult daughters.

Speaker Sessions

38 – Diversity + Data for Improved Care (Panel) (Strategy; Course Level-Beginning)

“We allow ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.” ~ Maya Angelou

When people are at their most vulnerable and seeking solutions, support, and healing from our healthcare system, can the limitations of bias negatively affect their experiences and outcomes? Learn from our panel of diverse speakers who are taking a proactive role in combining diversity with data to improve health care outcomes for all.

The panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • How bias unfavorably affects disease manifestation, diagnosis, prognosis, and healthcare outcomes.
  • Strategies for data plus diversity of thought to reduce disparities.
  • How eliminating bias improves access and outcomes.
  • Keys for improvement—understanding the data, sharing best practices, and change management.