WalkSmart for Physical Therapy
Understand your patient's progress outside the clinic
As an outpatient physical therapists, you may only get to see your patients two or three times a week. While you can determine whether a person's leg strength, balance, or gait pattern is improving, you don't know if this is translating into more activity at home and in the community. When you ask a patient how much they walk on a daily basis, you know any number you're getting is probably a poor estimate. With WalkSmart, you can easily see if patients are improving their mobility as a result of your therapy. You'll help your patients to see trends in their behavior, encouraging them to stay the course and continue their therapy.
Increase clinic revenue by limiting patient churn
According to this blog, the average outpatient clinic leaves $250,000 in revenue on the table every year when patients do not complete their approved course of care. While patients certainly can recover more quickly than expected, this certainly does not apply to the 70% of therapy patients who do not utilize their insurance-approved visits. Studies have shown that by increasing customer engagement through technology, clinics can improve their retention rate and generate thousands of dollars in new revenue. WalkSmart can improve patient engagement by tracking recovery goals and integrating therapy into a patient's everyday life.
Improved charting for patient data reporting systems
With many important recovery progress metrics built right into the app and website, you can use the data collected by WalkSmart to fulfill charting requirements and new medicare patient data reporting guidelines. For example, one of the Functional Independence Metrics is shown below to demonstrate improvement in long-distance (150 feet+) walking ability.
Simple daily averages are also available within seconds, a metric that could be extremely useful in demonstrating improvement over the duration of therapy.