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Legacy Tools - Are They Good Enough? #OC2018

Legacy... something that should stand the test of time. Are the patient reported outcome measures from the 70's and 80's standing the test of time? FOTO's Outcomes Conference held in Denver, Colorado from September 27th - September 29th provides insight on all aspects involving outcomes. This is one session focused on the measures you are very familiar: the Neck Disability Index and the Oswestry Disability Index.


If you thought that the original patient reported outcome measures that have a lot of familiarity and love are truly a legacy, you need to hear what Deanna Hayes will be sharing.

Legacy... something that will stand the test of time. During this session you will learn why the legacy tools are not standing the test of time. Technology allows better speed and precision than the measures you've loved for years.

Now more than anything, you need efficient and precise as the key descriptors for patient reported outcome measures. The legacy tools provided building blocks for today. Today you have better options when thinking about outcome measures. This session will help you determine if the risk of using legacy tools is worth taking.

Please register now to reserve your seat!   Register now!

In the event this conference is new to you, here are the thoughts from an attendee from last year's conference:

Content and caliber of presentations / speakers Helpfulness and congeniality of all FOTO staff--

The content of the conference revolves around outcomes: sharing the science,  helping with implementation, understanding data, using the data clinically, increasing patient engagement, marketing and discussing payer contracts focused on value based purchasing.

Still not sure if this conference is for you?   Learn More

I'll keep you updated via blog posts about the conference topics as I learn the details, so stay tuned!

Until next time,


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