FAQs – Patient – PT Assist Solution

Patient - PT Assist Solution

a. What is Patient – PT Assist Software?

Patient-PT Assist  (PPTA) software solution assists clinicians proactively manage patients’ rehabilitation and wellness programs with use of the LL Corpus: Mini Clinic ™ and other IOT (Internet of Things) healthcare equipment.

PPTA’s focal point is the Patient E-Chart & Workspace that provides user-friendly access and interaction with patient rehab reports and documents, Session Scheduler, Vital Signs and Body Pain Recorder and Patient Goals Performance data and graphs.

Patients are set-up and associated with their health care professionals and ‘Circle of Care’ that allow inclusion in patient-related document exchange, conference calls, and TeleREHAB sessions.

Users access this CLOUD-based app via mobile devices and wireless / Wi-Fi services by a HIPAA compliant access control function.

 

b. How does Patient-PT Assist support user roles and responsibilities?

Patient-PT Assist is organized with four functional views as presented below:

  • Clinician View: Provides capabilities for clinician role (physical and occupational therapists) to manage patient physical and occupational therapy rehabilitation and wellness interactions data and reports, and conduct TeleREHAB Services via LL Corpus Patient Rehabilitation Services Portal.
  • Patient View: Provides capabilities for patient role to view and interact with their rehabilitation and wellness data, records and supporting documents, schedule clinician therapy sessions, and access and engage TeleREHAB Services via LL Corpus Patient Management Portal.
  • Admin View: Provides capabilities for Admin role to manage PPTA software settings, set-up or change clinician profiles, change and upload library and instructions documents, and update and create new patient-focused Surveys via LL Corpus Patient Management Portal.
  • TeleREHAB View: Provides capabilities for all authorized individuals (clinicians and patients) and healthcare professionals, and Circle of Care individuals) to access and engage patients in TeleREHAB rehabilitation and wellness session via LL Corpus Patient Management Portal.
c. What are the key capabilities of Patient-PT Assist?

The PPTA provides capabilities to manage patient therapy rehabilitation and wellness programs that encompass:

  • Practice Management: Complete, monitor, and manage clinic front-office patient and clinician activities.
  • Patient Therapy Program: Life Cycle: Set-up and automatically monitor and manage patient rehabilitation and wellness programs from onboarding to discharge.
  • Patient E-Chart & Workspace: Provide graphics-based patient and clinician focal point to enter, update, monitor, view, and manage patient program activities data and documents.
  • Clinical Documentation: Support online update of required patient documentation in a user-friendly and productivity manner.
  • Patient Scheduling: Provide patient online self-service session scheduling facility.
  • Reporting & Insights: Set-up and generate patient and clinic reports and patient surveys.
  • TeleREHAB: Support online patient rehabilitation and wellness sessions among clinicians, patients and care givers.
  • Internet of Things – IoT: Capture, collect, and include patient medical equipment sensor-based data in patient E-Chart and documentation.
d. What is the Patient-PT Assist Value Proposition?

Patient-PT Assist (PPTA) value proposition for healthcare facilities and rehabilitation clinics includes:

  • Improving performance and health outcomes: The quality of a healthcare organization’s process execution and analytical insights is directly dependent on interoperability, automation, data quality, and timeliness. PPTA engine and fuel that supports a performance-centric rehabilitation and wellness environment with high clinician productivity and patient face time.
  • Improving Patient – Clinician Face Time: PPTA improves clinician productivity by reducing the time and effort to document and complete required patient documentation.
  • Controlling costs: PPTA help control operational expenditures and increase return on assets (ROA) through reductions in hardware purchasing, software licensing, staff training, and support costs.
  • Protecting profitability: Physical and occupational therapy services providers are increasingly carrying higher financial risks. These risks are compounded when spending does not address sustainable capability creation and instead erodes margins.
  • Encouraging better planning: Quality and consistency go hand in hand. In the face of rising care practice and business model diversity, frontline practitioners need consistent processes for treating and managing patients. PPTA provides a common framework for both defining and operationalizing the to-be state of the business. PPTA also ensures compliance with up-to-date Medicare, HIPPA, and healthcare insurance documentation regulations and guidelines.
e. Is Patient-PT Assist an Internet of Things (IoT) solution?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

PPTA is an IoT solution as it connects and communicates with the LL Corpus: Mini Clinic ™ equipment and electronics to the Microsoft Azure Cloud. visibility of the patient’s condition, his/her activities, context and healthcare parameters.

  • Obtain and manage patient vitals and targeted body movements.
  • Monitor Patient Plan of Care (POC) short and long-term patient goals.
  • Provide alerts to clinicians, physicians, patients, family members, and caregivers on agreed healthcare values.
  • Provide evidence-based video and data to support patient Medicare and private healthcare insurance claims.
f. What clinician ‘pain points’ impact productivity and patient face time?

Rehabilitation physical and occupational clinicians experience the below ‘pain points’ with patient documentation preparation:

  • Outdated physical and occupational software architecture design resulting in illogical and sluggish navigation and processing of patient documentation, thus lengthening clinician time and effort to complete compulsory patient reports.
  • Lack of clinician access and interaction to real-time patient records via mobile digital devices, resulting in incomplete patient documentation at session end, thus obligating clinicians to reduce other patient sessions and face time and alternatively invest significant personal time to complete required patient documentation.
  • Lack of mobile device access for patients/care givers to self-complete onboard set-up, schedule therapy sessions, approve Plan of Care program and therapy session status notes, and upload and download reports and other required documents.
g. Does Patient-PT Assist support Medicare, HIPPA, APTA compliance?

Patient-PT Assist (PPTA) is designed to ensure full compliance with Medicare and HIPPA rules and regulations, and APTA best practices  with the following capabilities:

  • Support functionality to gather, analyze, and manage patient rehab and wellness program and session data within a patient life cycle of care.
  • Provide for inclusion of patient session videos and photos to support patient evidence-based PT assisted rehab and wellness therapy activities.
  • Include algorithm that generates a session to session patient performance metrics based on patient short and long-term goals.

h. How are Patient Program activities tracked?

Upon patient onboarding, the System automatically sets-up a customized patient timeline workflow that includes all required patient program therapy events and documentation. All program activities required for completion, during the agreed program, are assigned to the patient and / or the physical / occupational clinician, other healthcare professionals, and care givers for completion by specific dates,

The System continually monitors status of the patient program events and documentation activities and reports the impact of unfulfilled activities on the patient program progress.

Patient Program Status color indicators:

  • Green: On Schedule
  • Yellow: Approved Delay
  • Red: Off Schedule

 

i. How are a patient’s body pain areas identified and calculated?

The patient’s body pain areas are identified by the clinician with the patient, prior to each patient session. The clinician selects the body areas (multiple) on the Human Body graphic (front and back views) that the patient is currently experiencing pain.

The System automatically displays either a female or male body graphic based on the Gender selection by the patient in completion of the Patient Profile during the onboarding process.

The clinician clicks the patient’s body parts area identified with pain. Upon clicking the pain areas (one at a time) the System displays a pop-up with the Name of the Body Part, a Pain Value Scale of 0-10 and a clinician Comments Field. The clinician slides the scale that identifies the pain value and annotates a comment to support the patient’s pain condition and considerations.

The clinician replicates the same process if the patient reports multiple body pain locations.

The patient body pain value selections with values and comments are automatically included in the next Patient Progress and Treatment Note:

  • Individual Body Pain Locations, Pain Values, and associated Comments.
  • Patient Body Pain Average of multiple body pain areas.