Physiothoracic surgeons can also make use of insights from their patients’ health and wellness records to better manage their patients, their colleagues and their own practice.
A new report from PhysiThoracics, an online medical practice for the medical community, explores the potential of this new way of interacting with physicians and surgeons.
The report highlights the power of having a patient’s data as a resource for their doctors and the importance of understanding the patients’ data to the health care provider.
In a survey of 1,500 physiotherapy patients, researchers found that more than 70 percent of the physiotherapies surveyed used data from their own patients to help guide their care.
The survey also found that nearly 70 percent identified a primary care physician as a “primary care provider” and 90 percent of these patients also reported having a primary health care professional in their practice.
This is important because a large proportion of patients are not seeking care because they can’t afford a private health care plan, according to the report.
It also suggests that a healthy physician’s data can be used to provide insight that will allow for better treatment and outcomes.
“Physiotherapy is not just a clinical specialty,” says Kristin McLean, an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who co-authored the report with Dr. Elizabeth D. Miller, a researcher at Johns, Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania.
“It is a science and a profession.
Physiathoracists are trained to use data to make a difference in the lives of patients.”
In the survey, researchers identified more than 5,500 patients who were participating in a pilot study to determine whether their data could be used as a tool for clinical research.
The participants were told to complete a questionnaire to determine their personal information and then to complete one of four scenarios: A person with a history of chronic illness who was receiving physiotherapy or a physical therapy specialist in a primary or specialty practice.