The increased use of tele-health services during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an explosion of research on the topic, with some providers, including rehabilitation professionals, questioning its efficacy and feasibility. (1) Today, we’ll delve into the currently available research to consider what telehealth in 2021 can and can’t do for providers and patients in the rehab realm.
As the world around us becomes increasingly influenced by and reliant on technology, it’s only natural to seeing this influence extending into healthcare. Medtech can (and does!) improve patient outcomes, reduce human error, and improve overall efficiency. However, many patients remain skeptical of the idea of relinquishing control of their care to a robot or an impersonal medtech device, even if it is more accurate and better performing than a human provider.
As a rule, most physical therapists and PT students tend to list “helping people” high on their list of reasons for entering the profession. PTs are trained to employ a wide variety of techniques to help their patients progress and reach their goals. Sometimes, however, all this training and the earnest desire to help can make it difficult to recognize when a patient might be better off not coming to physical therapy.
“Occupational therapy? But my child doesn’t have a job!” It’s not obvious from the name of their profession -- occupational therapists -- how these incredibly talented therapists can support your children and improve their self-confidence and self-control. In fact, to truly understand the incredible range of skills that pediatric occupational therapists use every day
There are some physical therapy facts in 2021 that all health-care providers should be aware of when trying to improve their practice. The start of the new year is the perfect time to institute change but these changes should be based on facts and the current state of physical therapy. With the new year
Physical and occupational therapy are fields that are constantly evolving; new research, new technologies, and new protocols emerge as the field advances so how does a PT or OT stay on top of their game and build a successful practice? They build good habits that keep them moving with the times. There is a
With the new year, there always comes change and new trends to pay attention to in the ever-evolving field of physical therapy. These trends are important because they are aiming to improve patient care, therapist job satisfaction, and patient satisfaction. Below we will take a look at some of the predicted trends for physical
Each patient that walks into the clinic is a unique visitor with their own set of problems and skills and each time they visit is a different experience. What may have worked one day for one patient may not be benefitting the patient the next visit. Personalized medicine in healthcare means that because healing
As the healthcare industry evolves, patient demand is increasing for value-based care from providers. Value-based healthcare is an emphasis on patients getting the full value from quality services and a push for preventive care. As the demand for value-based care increases so does the need for providers to accurately measure patient engagement. Patient engagement
How Telehealth Increases Patient Engagement A national consumer study among more than 2,000 adults to measure usage and sentiment towards telehealth, has revealed that 66% of consumers are willing to implement telehealth systems into their healthcare routine. This high adoption rate gives insight into the future of managing access for patients outside of a hospital