WebPT, the leading Web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehab therapists, has acquired WebOutcomes, an online outcomes tracking tool that allows physical and occupational therapists to enhance patient care and objectively demonstrate their clinical performance to insurance carriers and referral sources.
“With healthcare moving toward a pay-for-performance model, outcomes are becoming an increasingly important tool for therapists who are negotiating insurance contracts,” said Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, founder and COO of WebPT. “Rehab therapists must embrace objective outcomes in order to identify the most effective and efficient methods of providing high-quality services.”
WebOutcomes features a diverse library of evidence-based, industry-accepted tests that are already familiar to — and respected within — the healthcare community at large. That, according to Dr. Jannenga, is the very reason WebPT sought out WebOutcomes over other PT-focused outcome tracking software. “We wanted to align our brand with an outcomes software that allows therapists to assert their value as strongly and effectively as possible,” she said. “Furthermore, we believe that if we’re going to use this data to effect change, then we need to collect and report data that everyone — regardless of specialty — understands.”
In addition to helping physical and occupational therapists own their roles as effective medical providers, the software allows practices to assess clinical team performance through benchmarking. Practice owners and directors can then use that data to make informed business decisions and enhance their marketing efforts.
According to Dr. Jannenga, WebPT will integrate with the WebOutcomes system to create a multidimensional Web-based patient data solution.
“The integration between WebPT and WebOutcomes is another step toward our goal of being an all-encompassing software platform that helps therapists achieve greatness in practice,”Dr. Jannenga said. “It’s an exciting time for us, and we can’t wait to introduce this solution to the therapy community.”
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