What is FOTO?
Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes Inc.
The Benefits of Tracking Physical Therapy Outcomes
Your participation in all 3 levels of FOTO functional status as described below will allow us to measure outcomes and to develop a treatment plan that will provide you with the most effective care in the shortest amount of time. Our goal is to help you to feel better fast.
Tracking outcomes enables us to become better at what we do for you. It also gives you the opportunity to disclose your level of satisfaction. Your physical therapist can see a 360 degree view of the effectiveness and efficiency of your treatment, make any appropriate changes in treatment procedures or your home program and assure your satisfaction.
FOTO is a web based patient assessment system that reports three primary functional status measures:
Initial Functional Status
At admission, the patient completes an assessment specific to the body part or impairment that needs treatment. From these responses the functional status measure score is calculated. This is a score between 0-100 that represents the patient’s functional ability.
Predicted Goal Status
FOTO uses 10 risk-adjustment factors to ensure that the predictions we make are reflective of the patient’s characteristics. This is important both for accuracy and precision in national comparative and functional limitation reporting.
Discharge Functional Status
Patients complete an assessment as needed during care and on the last visit to track the improvement of function. That amount of change is then compared to risk-adjusted national predictions from FOTO, providing a measure of treatment effectiveness.