• The Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry is a platform that allows all physical therapists and practices to leverage EHR data to improve patient outcomes. APTA has partnered with FIGmd, a leading IT company that specializes in EHR-integrated registries, to power the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry.

     

    The Registry connects with your electronic health record system to seamlessly and securely transfer data to a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based database. Learn more about on EHR integration.

    After initial enrollment, little to no manual data entry is required.

    Integration Process

    After enrollment is complete, FIGmd's patented read-only software, Registry Practice Connector, can run in the background of an EHR system, pulling pertinent data into the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry on a scheduled basis. The software installation will require little to no extra work on the part of your practice—all of the technical work is handled by your Registry Account Manager.

    If the practice cannot install the extraction software, the practice can push the data to the Registry via encrypted files on a regular basis. However, this option requires more work for practices as well as the EHR vendor. FIGmd is interested in collaborating with EHRs to avoid the work of constructing push files.

    Data Transfer

    Data extraction will have minimal impact on your practice's day-to-day activities. Over a 2- to 3-month period, your Registry Account Manager will monitor your data flow and organize regular calls with your practice manager to review your data and explain the Registry dashboard and reports functions. This dashboard is the key to querying and understanding your practice's performance. Queries can be run on your own patient population, practice benchmarks, and areas that can be focused on for quality improvement. Results can also be compared to the larger aggregated data.

    Security and Protecting Patient Data

    Personal health information and identifiable provider information will be captured and stored in accordance with all federal and state laws and regulations. Patient-specific data is available only to the practice.

    The FIGmd platform is accredited by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and is a certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

    * Web portal manual data entry options are available for practices that do not utilize electronic health records.

  • Last Updated: 8/22/2018
    Contact: registry@apta.org