February 2023 Grand Rounds

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Grand Rounds
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM PST


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Stephen Hunter, PT, DPT, OCS, FAPTA

You gotta love data! Improving Clinical Care Now and in the Future

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science hosts bimonthly Grand Rounds that is open to all clinicians and researchers interested in the topic of rehabilitation. For our next session, we have invited Stephen Hunter PT, DPT, OCS, FAPTA to discuss the topic of improving clinical care now and in the future. During the presentation, Dr. Hunter will discuss data collection, visualization, and the implementation of evidence-based care at Intermountain Healthcare, specifically to engage providers and improve clinical care. Specific examples will be shared from orthopedic, neuro, and acute service lines. The future of data use including initiatives around decision assist AI, telehealth, inclusion, and predictive analytics will be discussed.

Session moderated by Cathy Hoang and Richard Souza


Stephen Hunter, PT, DPT, OCS, FAPTA received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Therapy from University of Utah in 1984, and his Clinical Doctorate in 2008. He began working for Intermountain Healthcare in 1984. He is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Currently, Stephen continues to treat patients and is the director of Internal Process Control for Intermountain’s rehabilitation services. He leads a team of 4 internal process control coordinators who work to establish a culture of quality and standardize evidence-based care across all rehabilitation disciplines and services.

He is the past president of NARA (National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies) and has served on several committees for the APTA. Stephen is a current co-investigator for the pcori OPTIMIZE chronic low back pain trial. He speaks nationally and has authored or co-authored several manuscripts establishing the value of physical therapy.



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