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, a developer of proprietary, innovative, web-based technologies specifically designed for the healthcare and medical industries, announced today the introduction of a web-based solution that enables physical therapists and rehabilitation clinicians to measure and monitor patient outcomes electronically and evaluate the effectiveness of the care they deliver.
, among the first web-based outcomes measurements methods available to the physical therapy and rehabilitation industry, improves rehabilitation efficiencies by digitally collecting and scoring outcomes measures using the most recognized and validated outcomes measurements available in the marketplace as the benchmark -- ultimately reducing paperwork and minimizing staff workloads.
The solution basically aggregates the most commonly used outcomes measurement data and makes this information available via a customized allowing users -- which include physical therapists and rehabilitation clinicians -- to apply apples-to-apples data analysis while considering risk-adjusted factors to determine how their outcomes compare with those of the industry averages. This results in the ability to prove the effectiveness of their treatment plans. With the evolution of pay-for-performance reimbursement models, both patients and payers require evidence-based results proving the care they provide justifies payment for services. SayAh Outcomes allows its users to demonstrate their levels of effectiveness and fosters better reimbursement.
The SayAh Outcomes tool is easy to use, administer and understand. The system can be implemented at any physical therapy clinic or rehabilitation center with minimal training, and is used on any modern web-enabled device including tablets, smartphones, laptops or via email. Patients complete industry standard, validated outcomes measures on a web-enabled device, which also captures relevant risk factors and key demographic information. This information is utilized not only in establishing treatment plans but also as a way to monitor and measure clinical success, compared with industry standards.
SayAh will be exhibiting its new Outcomes solution at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Conference, June 26-29, 2013 at Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City at booth 1411.
“Our new SayAh Outcomes solution will help to revolutionize the way in which clinics typically operate by taking the old pen-and-paper approach to documenting outcomes data into the digital age. Now, physical therapists and rehabilitation clinicians can save both time and money while proving the benefits and results of their treatment services,” noted Bryan J. Hawkins, M.D., co-founder of SayAh and orthopedic surgeon at Central States Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa.
“By accumulating industry-wide results and comparing like-patient data, SayAh Outcomes users can run customized reports to show their effectiveness in their patients’ plans of care. For less than the national average cost of a single patient physical therapy treatment, any clinic can put SayAh Outcomes in place and be on their way to enhancing their outcomes’ tracking processes and validating their effectiveness. This is a critical component to reimbursement today as our nation’s healthcare system shifts toward pay-for-performance models from traditional fee-for-service structures,” Dr. Hawkins added.
SayAh Outcomes can be easily exported to electronic health records systems, boasts a user-friendly interface for both patients and clinicians and delivers results seamlessly, simply and quickly. In addition, SayAh Outcomes helps physical therapists and rehabilitation clinics increase referrals by demonstrating their proven track records of effectiveness of their care plans and protocols.
For additional details about SayAh’s revolutionary, affordable and customizable Outcomes solution, visit .
Tulsa, Ok.-based is a developer of proprietary, innovative, web-based technologies specifically designed for the healthcare and medical industry. The Company’s solutions include its Reputation Management survey tool that allows healthcare providers to evaluate and improve their reputations through customizable, web-based patient surveys. These are analyzed using powerful dashboard tools and then published online. Patient feedback from SayAh’s Reputation Management survey is delivered in real-time via alerts to providers so they may respond to feedback instantly, enabling providers to ensure consistent satisfaction across their practices. SayAh’s Outcomes solution aids physical therapists and rehabilitation clinicians in proving effectiveness of their care plans, thereby improving outcomes results and fostering better reimbursement. More information can be found at .