Your input to data pilot is vital
The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) has been doing some exciting targeted research projects that we need your help with.
The first project was research into telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanks to many of you, we have more than 170 physiotherapists participating with fantastic results to be shared early next year.
We now need your help to assist us in determining the feasibility of collecting digital patient reported outcomes measures (PROMs). Up until recently it has been quite cumbersome to collect this type of data on paper-based forms, but now there are new digital platforms that allow you to do this easily.
We have worked with the digital PROM platforms Physitrack and myscoreit, to allow the APA to aggregate the deidentified data from patients for the purpose of research and advocacy. But our success depends on your help.
We need physiotherapists to assist by choosing to participate in our PROMs data pilot.
It is really easy to get involved. If you already use Physitrack, go to ‘My Account>’ settings, consent to participate in data-sharing and when assigning an exercise program with a PROM then allocate a condition when you are treating a knee patient.
Once this is done, the patient will be asked to consent inside their PhysiApp patient app and a PROM survey will be sent to them at pre-determined intervals.
Their results will be available to you inside Physitrack to track their progress.
If you don’t use Physitrack you can choose to subscribe to them or to myscoreit.
Myscoreit is a dedicated new generation PROMs platform that allows you to monitor the clinical outcomes of patients via an easy-to-use dashboard.
Myscoreit has also developed a comprehensive training academy to improve your understanding of PROMs and how to embed them into daily practice.
Myscoreit shares the same deidentified information with the APA as Physitrack.
Please join this important initiative. Help us to make this pilot a success and ensure our profession continues to embrace innovation and the digital technology available for improved patient care, clinical outcomes and data collection.
Visit here to get involved.
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