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Apr 30, 2018 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces Dr. Trevor A Lentz as Recipient of the 2018 D.L. Hart Memorial Outcomes Research Grant

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016


Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) announces Dr. Trevor A. Lentz, PT, PhD, MPh of Duke Clinical Research Institute as recipient of its annual D.L. Hart Memorial International Research Grant to research improved quality of care for musculoskeletal conditions.

 

The winning research proposal from Dr. Lentz seeks to reduce musculoskeletal pain and opioid abuse by developing an improved  version of the OSPRO-YF measure. Specifically, the project uses Item Response Theory (IRT) to improve OSPRO-YF measures of pain associated psychological distress like fear avoidance, negative mood, and positive affect/coping. The IRT-derived OSPRO-YF promises to provide insight into improving patient care and lowering healthcare costs with more precise and reliable estimates of psychological domain performance. When fully developed, the new OSPRO-YF measure could be incorporated into the FOTO Outcomes Management System. 

 

 

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Apr 30, 2018 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces Recipient of D.L. Hart International Research Award: Dr. Jason R. Rodeghero

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016

Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) today announced Dr. Jason R. Rodeghero DPT, PhD, OCS, AT, FAAOMPT as recipient of its annual D.L. Hart Memorial International Research Award, to recognize his research to identify predictive characteristics related to patients with shoulder pain, and to restore shoulder function while reducing healthcare costs.

 

Dr. Rodeghero’s peer-reviewed research study, Risk stratification of patients with shoulder pain seen in physical therapy practice, is co-authored by Cleland JA, Mintkem PE, and Cook CE. The study was selected for award specifically for showing how functional patient-reported data, derived from the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) database, can be used to model and predict risk stratification of patients to identify effective physical therapy care.

 

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Feb 27, 2018 | FOTO Team

FOTO Report: Data Trends in U.S. Healthcare and Patient Rehabilitation

80% of U.S. Population Has Two or More Health Complications 

FOTO Database of 21 Million Patient Health Measures Provides Insight into Rehabilitation Trends

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -  February 27, 2018 - Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) today announced results of its most recent analysis of U.S. physical health rehabilitation data: Data Trends in U.S. Healthcare & Patient Rehabilitation. The report examines physical health rehabilitation trends data from 2000-2017, pulled from FOTO’s database of 21 million patient assessments.

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Feb 21, 2018 | FOTO Team

FOTO Healthcare Database Featured in New Research: Impact of Risk-adjustment on Quality of Physical Therapy Care  

Research Finds 70% of Clinics Improperly Ranked on Quality Levels

Knoxville, TN – February 21, 2018 – Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) today announced that a new research study led by Dr. Daniel Deutscher, PT, PhD has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (www.jospt.org). Dr. Deutscher’s research utilizes FOTO’s comprehensive database of rehabilitation outcomes housing 21 million patient assessments.

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Feb 20, 2018 | FOTO Team

New FOTO Research Abstract:  Impact of Risk Adjustment on Provider Rankings for Value Based Payment Programs 

Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) today announced that a new research study led by Dr. Daniel Deutscher, PT, PhD has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (www.jospt.org). Dr. Deutscher’s research utilizes FOTO’s comprehensive database of rehabilitation outcomes housing 21 million patient assessments.

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