| Why Protocols?
When aggregating data to look at how well a treatment or program
is performing, categorical breakdowns and perceived result questions
only go so far. Ultimately, practices need to use protocols
to validly measure performance.
Protocols consist of phases (time intervals such as Baseline,
Re-Evaluation, etc) and the information (questions and measures)
that is collected at each phase. When the data is collected
in this manner, results can be summarized at the common time
intervals and compared to measure performance and progress.
Making comparisons between categorical groups, time intervals or
to regional and national norms, yields information about treatment
effectiveness, patient population and performance that typically
is not available for Practice Management.
Patient Tools will work with you to define and setup the protocols
that your practice needs to measure the performance that you want
to track. Often there are already standard protocols defined
with norm information that you can use to get an additional level
of insight. Once you start collecting protocol based data,
Patient Tools also has the tools to easily manage the data
collection process and monitor results in real-time. It's an
incremental step in complexity that yields tremendous returns.
Us to learn more or discuss how we can help with Protocol
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