We've been checking out the programming at APTA CSM 2015. We have recommendations for sessions that will help you in your journey in the rehab outcomes adventure.
You've known for years the value of using patient-reported outcomes. Some of you are looking to the horizon and paving the way for the next big step in rehab outcomes: using the data. We're thoroughly excited to see growth in this area in the rehab industry. We raise our glasses and say "cheers" to those of you who are pioneers in this new frontier.
Here are our recommendations:
Gerard Brennan, James Irrgang, Alan Jette, Stephen McDavitt
Collecting data is so 1900ish. The future is in analyzing and using the data for clinical decisions, health care policy decisions and payment negotiations.
Edward Dobrzykowski, Janice Kuperstein, Karen Ogle, Charles Workman
Whenever the discussion involves containing costs, data is required.
Chad Cook, Thomas Denninger, Michael Kissenberth, Sean McEnroe, Charles Thigpen
Research supports a physical therapist first model. The sooner physical therapists are involved the better the outcomes.
Willilam Boissonnault, Ryan Elliott, Jeremy Jackson, Michael Ross
Direct access to physical therapists and physical therapists first are valuable for the current state of health care. Although this session may not highlight the importance of data to support the quality/value of care, we know if you have it your voice is strengthened.
Daniel Lorenz, James Matheson, Ross Nakaji, Robert Panariello
Both patient-reported outcomes and performance measures can be harnessed to be an advocate for a patient who requires additional visits.
Dianne Jewell, Heather Smith, Mary Stilphen
The first step in managing the quality of your services is to have data to analyze. Once you have data, you can create a strategy.
If the topic of rehab outcomes enthuses you, we have a conference just for you! We are hosting a conference totally focused on rehab outcomes. Join us in April if you're looking out at the horizon and seeing yourself as a pioneer of rehab outcomes.
By the way, we'd love to see you! As you are walking through the exhibit hall, definitely stop by booth #711.
Until next time,