Real-time data enables clinicians to immediately mitigate risk opportunities and helps administrators reduce cost and quality variations

NEW YORK, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Force Therapeutics, creators of a digital provider-prescription care management platform that offers video training and virtual physical therapy, today announced a platform redesign with robust business analytics for health care administrators and clinicians. A new role-based dashboard gives administrators valuable insight into health system performance, helping them reduce cost and quality variation and improve care design across musculoskeletal service lines. Real-time performance indicators provide clinicians with the ability to mitigate potential risks and improve patient outcomes.

Force Therapeutics helps clinicians extend their reach with a digital provider-prescribed care management platform that delivers personalized training and virtual physical therapy throughout an episode of care, helping clients reduce readmissions, reduce costs and improve the patient experience. More than 70 leading healthcare centers rely on the Force Research Network to improve quality and achieve better patient outcomes. (PRNewsfoto/Luna)

By enabling high levels of patient engagement throughout the care episode, the Force platform collects relevant data that provides powerful business insights on key performance indicators such as length of stay, patient satisfaction and readmission. For example, the dashboard displays post-operative care experience data submitted over the past 30 days, indicating whether patients are satisfied with their procedures, pain management, and 30-day care plans. By identifying dissatisfied patients well in advance of the 90-day postoperative patient satisfaction survey, organizations can rectify patient concerns to help improve their overall patient satisfaction ratings.

The platform’s post-acute services utilization data tracks the number of patients using home health services and outpatient physical therapy during recovery, helping organizations reduce overuse. The platform also tracks postoperative patients who have been treated in an urgent care clinic or in the emergency room. By enabling direct patient/physician messaging to address patient concerns, the Force platform is key to avoiding costly readmissions and emergency department visits, which can drive up the cost of care.

“These new business analytics provide healthcare system leaders with valuable macro-trend data at the procedure, clinician, facility, and population levels, which can generate transformative performance insights,” said Bronwyn Spira, founder and CEO of Force Therapeutics. “By enabling self-service reporting and data analysis, the platform helps organizations implement best practices and uncover new opportunities to improve quality of care.”

The platform identifies at-risk patients for targeted interventions to help clinicians effectively increase their workload, a necessity given current workforce shortages. A graphical display of patient pre-operative care experiences shows those feeling and unprepared for their upcoming procedures, helping clinicians intervene effectively to avoid last-minute surgery cancellations. Preoperative patients are also separated by risk levels based on their responses to the standardized Risk Assessment and Prediction Tool (RAPT) form. Early identification of high-risk patients allows care teams to provide additional education or modify a patient’s postoperative care plan if necessary.

Clinicians can see which patients have not yet logged into the Force platform or watched assigned class videos, enabling proactive outreach to patients who may need additional support. The platform allows care teams to monitor patients who have reported elevated pain levels over the past week, providing detailed access to facilitate direct intervention regarding the patient’s pain management plan.

“The Clinician Dashboard helps care teams better operationalize their workflows and stay connected to their patients,” said Christopher Young, Product Manager at Force Therapeutics. “We created a visual feedback loop map that shows clinicians what their patients need in real time, so they can take action to improve the care experience and impact outcomes for the whole of the episode of care.”

Administrators can now see their organization’s total savings over the past 90 days through patient engagement with the Force platform, which quantifies cost savings by category. For example, the dashboard shows the number of patients who took a joint pre-operative course via the platform rather than in person. Administrators can also track quarterly cost savings from remotely collecting patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), often used to demonstrate quality care and obtain full reimbursement in value-based programs.

By sending PROM forms via email or SMS with an encrypted link without a password, the Force platform helps clients achieve an average preoperative PROM completion rate of 89%. The platform reports the number of patients whose scores did not meet the minimum clinically important difference (MCID) mark, indicating that a patient is not improving over time. By drilling down into the data, clinicians can see each patient’s PROM responses and investigate where appropriate, allowing them to uncover and resolve unrecorded setbacks.

About Force Therapeutics

Founded in 2010, Therapeutic Strength is the leading patient engagement platform and research network designed to help clinicians intelligently extend their reach. The Force platform leverages video and digital connections to directly engage patients at every stage of the care journey – from the time of surgery planning to post-surgery recovery and beyond. Leveraging millions of clinically validated patient data points and insights from more than 70 leading healthcare centers across the country, Force Therapeutics has been proven to support more efficient recovery, reduce costs and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Media Contact:
Jessica Smith (Amendola for Force Therapeutics)
910-508-9980
[email protected]

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