Policy Talk: Acting on Clinical Data to Improve Care

Consonus Rehab’s Tracy Fritts, vice president of quality and outcomes, co-authored a piece in the January issue of the American Physical Therapy Association’s publication, GeriNotes.

The article describes Consonus’ ongoing initiative to turn data into knowledge, proactively responding to an environment where health care entities are increasingly scored, chosen and paid by the “value” they provide.

Back in 2014, the company began exploring tools that could measure the functional improvement made by therapy patients in their skilled nursing facility programs. In the years since, using the CARE items sets and rating scale, Consonus has been able to identify and select four target areas for an internal performance improvement effort, and overall scores in both Self Care and Mobility items have improved.

Read the article.