Find a sense of control and choice over your long-term health.
Experience The Difference at CORA with FOTO
Last month we tasked you with a simple goal for 2020: Find a sense of control and choice over your long-term health. And in case you have yet to catch on to what we’ve been putting down, our number one core value at CORA, our guiding principal that trumps all else, is the belief that every patient deserves access to high-quality physical therapy.
To serve everyone means championing inclusivity and access to quality healthcare for all, no matter the circumstances. More succinctly, to be successful in our commitment, we must focus on relationships in order to deliver a better experience. Evidence and years of experience have taught us that clinical outcomes are directly related to this community-based treatment model.
After all, happy patients achieve better results, right?
Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes – the power is in the name!
The founders of FOTO (Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes) Outcomes Management System created the platform as a way to gauge proven and measurable outcomes by capturing patient feedback based solely on the patients’ experiences with physical therapy. FOTO was founded to help every patient achieve efficient and effective care and every clinician to consistently provide the best care possible.
CORA chose FOTO as a measurement tool because we are invested in doing everything we can to help our patients achieve the best outcomes. Our FOTO reports provide clinical outcomes data that help CORA clinicians manage our patients, track their progress and deliver focused care.
Still not fully grasping the method behind our madness? Learn more about FOTO and begin to experience the difference for yourself.
Our investment ensures quality. Our outcomes prove it.
Many physical therapy providers have similar tools to measure outcomes. Some are proprietary systems built in-house. The main advantage of FOTO is that it’s a third party system that delivers unbiased and reliable data. For CORA, FOTO is an objective tool that helps us continue to be the resource for quality physical therapy to everyone in the community.
As a psychometrically sound measurement tool, the FOTO platform allows us to direct on our collective strengths toward providing value to our patients, which in turn enables CORA to exceed expectations within the framework of our community treatment model. Even more importantly, the data we collect enables us to grow, develop and excel as clinicians to enhance that model.
How so? FOTO naturally addresses three important factors that support our commitment to continuity of care:
- Credibility: What’s more credible than an outcomes measurement tool built for fair comparison of rehabilitation services among clinicians, clinics and organizations? It’s a tool that measures functional orthopedic patient outcomes based on real feedback—from patients!
- Accountability: We recognize that our therapists affect outcomes and perceptions of improvement. As community providers, it is our responsibility to engage with our patients and listen to their needs over the duration of time they spend in our clinics. FOTO data lets us better manage and monitor our therapists and our patients. It’s an additional layer of quality assurance so we know our therapists are doing their jobs to effect beneficial change.
- Therapeutic Alliance: The relationship between a healthcare professional and a patient, known as therapeutic alliance, is strengthened by more accurate data to present to our therapists and insurance companies about risk assessment, expectations for recovery, and reimbursements. What this means for patients is an increased ability for our therapists to provide high-quality, cost-effective medical care that gets them better as quickly as possible. No unnecessary medical bills. No excessive visits. Therapists have more data to create a highly effective and efficient plan of care. Patients have more control over their recovery and healthcare needs.
When all is said and done, FOTO is a way we can demonstrate how important patient outcomes and satisfaction scores are to CORA—so much so that we invest significant resources to effectively measure results. If the data show areas where our therapists can improve, we put changes into effect immediately to address deficiencies so we can better serve our patients.
It’s not always glitz and glamour to look yourself in the mirror, but, oh boy—can it be rewarding! At CORA, our culture is all about high quality, cost-effective service and operational excellence. FOTO provides the assurance that CORA gets patients better, faster. Our end goal: to accurately and objectively show our quality outcomes.
No games. No guesswork. Simply results—from real patients!—that prove our performance above the averages of other providers nationally. That’s why we believe CORA’s investment in FOTO is an absolute game changer. We are unrivaled in comparison to other outpatient physical therapy providers.
Nothing is more important to us than your health.
In the wise words of our fearless leader, Dennis Smith, President & CEO of CORA Physical Therapy, “Our bonds with people will move us forward into the new decade and beyond.”
That’s the inherent value in a tool like FOTO. And that’s the value of a patient-centered, community driven treatment model based on a deep respect for patients, and the obligation to care for patients on their terms. CORA patients are heard, informed, respected, and involved at every step of their healthcare journey. We’ve made certain of it by investing in FOTO so that patients feel included in a plan of care that’s customized to meet their needs.
At CORA, we value the human connections we can make and the experiences we deliver. We operate with compassion and purposefully seek ways to exceed our patients’ expectations. Our commitment is real and genuine. We focus on the people we serve and remain deeply invested in developing the people we employ as the gatekeepers of your healthcare.
And direct access makes it easier than ever—no referral required! Remove barriers. Save money. Improve outcomes. Make the call to a CORA Physical Therapy clinic today, and experience the difference tomorrow.