Robert Gailey, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Coral Gables, USA)
Mobile Technologies, Evidenced-based Healthcare and Your Clinical Practice: Demonstrating the Value of Prosthetic Care
10/6/19 | 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM time
Ignacio Gaunaurd, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Miami, USA)
Today hospitals, clinics, and universities use mobile technologies with almost every facet of healthcare including scheduling, diagnostics, and patient follow-up. The prosthetic and orthotic (P&O) professions have embraced mobile technologies with the use of microprocessor prosthetics, electronic medical record and other applications. An evidence-based O&P practice that captures the right patient data, outcome measures and other selected metrics will be able to use this information to enhance patient care, demonstrate the value of their interventions and perform analytics on clinical operations. The combination of mobile technologies with an evidence-based O&P practice is a necessity to keep pace with other healthcare practices today. The ability to share objective data with patients, referral sources, allied health professionals and payers is critical to every clinical practice and the profession of O&P. This presentation will discuss the integration of a variety of mobile technologies with evidence-based clinical practice models including: 1) patient care, 2) outcome measures, 3) clinical communications, 4) prosthetic prescription, 5) gait assessment, 6) exercise prescription, 7) performance feedback, 8) documentation and 9) clinical research. The focus will be on clinical strategies that will enable O&P professionals to demonstrate to patients, allied health providers and paying agents the functional and economic value of their interventions without reducing the time dedicated to direct patient care. The presenters for this session have employed mobile technology for over a decade in the administration of outcome measures, movement assessment, exercise prescription, clinical feedback, and home health care.
Statement of the objective / learning objectives
At the conclusion of this presentation participants will be able to identify mobile technologies and selected outcome measures that will: 1) be beneficial to their clinical practice, 2) demonstrate the value of prosthetic rehabilitation interventions.
This session focuses on the topic Outcome Measurements.