Patient reported outcome measures began as a way to measure change in research studies. Measures are now included in the majority of clinical care. Value is gained from using these measures if the components within the measurement tool are truly relevant to the patient. These measures provide a glimpse into a patient’s perception of her […]
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Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT): The “Smart” Assessment Customized to Each Patient
What is Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)? Why is CAT a “smart” and efficient method for electronic outcomes collection? All electronic outcomes measures are not created equal! Valid, reliable, responsive and risk-adjusted outcomes data is important for accurately establishing your value as an efficient and effective clinician. The ability to show objective evidence of the quality of your […]
The Benefits of Electronic Outcomes Measures
Why it’s time to move from the Stone Age to the Modern Age…
Mirror, Mirror on the wall… Reflecting on Outcomes
By: Nikki Rasmussen, P.T., Cert. MDT Clinical Lead, Provider Relations, FOTO, Inc. Every morning, we look in the mirror while we comb our hair, brush our teeth, and ready ourselves for the day. Once we are satisfied with our reflection, we head out to face whatever the universe has in store for us. Sometimes we […]
5 Keys to Optimal Patient Feedback
How can you learn from what you have measured? Evidence suggests for clinicians and instructors to learn from their clinical experience and years of training, they must be provided with optimal patient feedback about what they are doing right or wrong at the patient bedside.
Patient Reported Outcomes Can Measure Value: A Clinician’s Perspective
Physical therapy adds value to the healthcare system. As defined in our first post on effectiveness, value can be defined as improving our patient’s quality of life and function (i.e., effectiveness) while minimizing treatment costs and healthcare visits (i.e., efficiency).1
Is Your Treatment Effective?
How do you know if what you are doing is working? You don’t want to waste your time, or your patients’ time and money.
FOTO Advises Congress on Innovation in Health Care
Provides Research Brief to House Ways and Means Committee On Pay-for-Performance Policies That Can Improve Quality of Patient Care Knoxville, TN – June 14, 2018 – Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) accepted an invitation by the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health to offer guidance on how Congress may assist the medical […]