The Canadian Physiotherapy Association has established a national rehabilitation functional outcome-based database. CPA has contracted with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) to be the exclusive provider of data collection and reporting services for this project.
FOTO is a risk adjusted eOM system, an online version of recording and managing episodes of patient care. Patient data is captured prior to a patient’s first visit, optionally during treatment and then at discharge.
The use of outcome measures collected through FOTO will be invaluable in helping promote the benefits of physiotherapy in health care. Data will reveal and quantify practice strengths and value to the public and private health care systems. The system will provide powerful reporting features that will allow physiotherapists to clearly demonstrate their value to patients and referral sources.
Reports will reveal practice strengths, as well as areas for improvement. The clinician, manager or practice owner can quickly improve quality by directing professional development and staff support that responds to these clearly identified needs. In a competitive market, users of FOTO will have a tremendous resource at their disposal: real-time data on quality of care.
FOTO is the recognized standard for measuring and reporting functional outcomes in the Rehab industry. FOTO has developed comprehensive reporting for measuring and guiding care that is based on the largest outcome database in the world.
The FOTO measurement and reporting processes will enable CPA members to measure the improvement in their patient function, manage the quality of patient experiences, and compare their care to a benchmarked standard. CPA will use the combined data from members to guide member program development, provide a database for researchers and develop data to assist with future government regulatory policy development.
FOTO is a Knoxville, TN-based corporation that has been continuously improving solutions that efficiently and reliably measure and report functional outcomes for the rehabilitation industry for 20 years.
FOTO’s web-based solutions are risk-adjusted to enable fair and accurate measurement and predictions of the expected improvement in a patient’s functional status. Approximately seven million patient surveys have been compiled in the FOTO database, and researchers have utilized FOTO data to publish over 85 articles on functional outcomes in refereed medical journals. These publications have led the way in enhancing the science of measuring outcomes and the use of outcomes in payment methodologies.