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Expression of Interest: PRF Projects

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Thank you for your interest in supporting these projects. Please remember that you can participate in one or both of these initiatives.

The projects are:

1 - Telehealth by physiotherapists in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aim: To provide evidence that telehealth physiotherapy is safe, effective and valued by consumers to ensure ongoing funding post COVID-19.

What does this project involve? 

For more information please click here.

2 - Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) data Pilot

Aim: To demonstrate our ability to collect patient reported outcome data on the effectiveness of physiotherapy intervention.

What does this project involve?

For more information please click here

Why is the APA doing this?

This work aims to lead the profession post-COVID-19 into an evolved healthcare environment with adapted models of practice, digitally confident and well prepared for any future disruptions.

It underpins our broader digital transformation strategy to deliver leading digital solutions that integrate seamlessly with evolving practice models and changing consumer demands, and critical sector driven data to secure existing funding and open new revenue streams for the future viability of the physiotherapy sector.

When will this be happening?

The rapidly shifting landscape of global healthcare provides an opportunity for us to transform the sector into a world-leading practice model. We have responded quickly to the recent changes and fast tracked plans for delivering our strategic goals. This will ensure they are still relevant and allow us to plan beyond the current crisis. As a result, we will be rolling out both projects over the coming weeks. Once you have registered your interest, we will be in contact to discuss timeframes. Enrolment and data collection will commence after we have received ethics approval for each project.

Why should I be involved?

There has never been a more important time than now to ensure the security of our profession.  The strength of our advocacy at this challenging time lies in our ability to engage our individual members. The power of the data relies on a critical number of physiotherapists participating and sharing their knowledge.

Can I register for both projects?

Yes, you can. If you choose to register for both we will discuss options with you to ensure you and you your patients are not over-burdened.

How much time will I need to invest?

These projects have been intentionally designed with physiotherapists and practice owners to ensure they fit seamlessly within your current clinical and business workflow, and require a minimal time investment from you. Both projects will involve no more than an hour of your time. The Telehealth Evaluation will require some additional low impact time from your administration staff.

Where can I get more information?

If you would like further information you can register your interest through the link and we will be in contact to answer your questions

What do I need to do to register my interest?

Simply click on the relevant the link below. You will be asked a few questions to ensure you are eligible to participate in each study.

If you wish to participate in the Telehealth Evaluation Project only you will need to register your interest through the telehealth project link only.

If you wish to participate in the PROMs data pilot only you can register your interest through the PROMs link. If you prefer not to register for the PROMs project through the APA, you can register later through a current Physitrack or MyScoreIt account, or you can subscribe to one of these platforms. You will receive an invitation email from your platform provider when the project commences.

If you wish to register for both projects please complete both registrations.

Register here for Telehealth Evaluation Project.

Register here for PROMs Data Pilot.


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