Optimizing patient management in hospital-based physical therapy

March 1, 2020

Like any other service line, patient management in physical therapy should always be people focused. There is strong evidence that patients who receive physical therapy during a hospital stay enjoy improved functional outcomes and increased quality of life. At its core, patient management should be focused on ensuring that patients are assessed properly and receive necessary care while undergoing a hospital stay. 

However, due to the highly specific practices of the physical therapy field, it is not uncommon for hospital leaders to find themselves challenged regarding managing both the department and the needs of patients. That’s why a growing number of hospitals are turning to a partner to help them navigate the complexities of physical therapy management. By learning more about the potential benefits of leveraging a dedicated organization, you can more clearly decide if this course of action is right for your facility. 

How a partner can help with patient management

In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, physical therapy patient management that leads to positive outcomes requires a high-performing and efficient program. A dedicated partner can help your department in the following areas: 

  • Compliance support — Staying compliant with ever-changing physical therapy regulations means having a depth of specialized knowledge. By focusing exclusively on their field, physical therapy management organizations can provide this. 
  • Streamlining workflows — Increasing efficiency from a patient-centric standpoint means your therapists will be able to spend more time providing care for the people who need it.
  • Upgrading systems — One of the biggest management concerns for many programs is outdated and incompatible software. The right physical therapy partner can provide specialized software that is compatible with major EMR systems. 
  • Staffing solutions — Your patients deserve experienced and qualified therapists. A partner can offer access to talent networks and help you optimize recruiting, training and development practices. 

Experienced physical therapy patient management with Alliance

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has more than 50 years of experience in the physical therapy field, and we’ve helped hospitals across the United States streamline their budget, increase revenues and, most importantly, improve patient experience. 

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help your facility, contact us today. We’ll be happy to schedule an assessment of your current program and discuss potential solutions.