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FOTO Rehab Outcomes Blog

Psychosocially Informed Perspective

In the next few weeks I'll be sharing insight from speakers for the upcoming Outcomes Conference

Today, I'd like to focus attention on Mark Werneke's presentation, "Using FOTO Data to Assist with Managing Patients from a Psychosocially Informed Perspective." 


Mark's presentation will focus on the collective results of a small group of clinicians dedicated to collecting and integrating patient reported outcome (PRO) data into patient management during their routine clinical practice.

Mark mentioned to me, "I believe that the message every student and practicing clinician needs to hear, and then become proficient at, is learning how to manage patients using PRO data during everyday clinical practice with the primary goal to achieve effective and efficient patient outcomes."

Mark also shared what one of his mentors, Dennis Hart, impressed upon him. "With proper training, every clinician can be a clinical scientist by standardizing their data documentation and using objective patient centered data in a meaningful way to enhance patient outcomes."

The three main points Mark will discuss in his presentation:

  • Clinical observations form the foundation for clinical research
  • The role of biopsychosocial classification and risk adjustment
  • Estimating prognosis for patients with lumbar impairments

There are very few top notch clinicians who are also top notch researchers. Mark delivers information in a practical way. He will help you implement PRO in a way that will impact your clinical decisions.

The conference is in Knoxville, TN from April 15th - 17th, 2016. The Dogwood Festival is concurrently happening in Knoxville. This means the hotel will fill up and there will be no availability if you don't reserve a room sooner instead of later.

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Until next time,