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Case Study

How MedBridge Improved Consistency of Care
at Professional Physical Therapy

Client Challenges

Since partnering with MedBridge in early 2015, Professional Physical Therapy has grown from 27 to over 140 locations while hiring new staff to meet demand. Their growing team was made up of over 60% new hires with 0-3 years of experience. They knew they would need a scalable solution for providing evidence-based training to ensure quality and consistency of care across their growing network.

Given their focus on delivering the highest quality and most efficient care using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, Professional Physical Therapy also sought a solution that would ensure a premier and consistent experience for patients.

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Professional Physical Therapy
Company Profile
Challenge

Improve quality and consistency of patient care

Solution

Continuing Education and LMS

Home Exercise Program

Patient Education

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MedBridge Solutions

Professional Physical Therapy leveraged MedBridge to improve clinical excellence through:

  • Standardized training programs for new hires

  • Monthly Knowledge Tracks for PT, OT and ATC targeted at addressing commonly seen care regions

  • Guided career paths for specialization using MedBridge's OCS & SCS certification-prep programs

  • Patient Engagement solutions (HEP, Patient Education, and NPS) implemented as a standard for all patients

  • Integration of MedBridge HEP with Raintree EMR

  • The assistance of a dedicated account manager

$773,600

saved on continuing education spend, representing an 800% ROI

$268,255

saved with MedBridge HEP Integration by shaving 3-5 minutes off of every clinical visit

86 NPS® Score

achieved while using MedBridge Patient Engagement tools¹

13,537

CEUs earned and 5,000 courses completed with MedBridge

100%

Pass-rate on specialization exams after completing MedBridge Certificate Prep Programs

129,285

Patient Engagement programs created with MedBridge

89%

of Professional Physical Therapy users actively provided patient engagement through MedBridge

Results

Continuing Education Cost Savings: Professional Physical Therapy clinicians completed over 5,000 courses with 13,537 CEUs earned on MedBridge! The practice chain saved $773,600 (not including travel costs and time out-of-office)2—that's an 800% ROI on direct continuing education spend.

Consistency of Care: Professional Physical Therapy was able to promote consistent, evidence-based practice across their growing organization with over 44 Knowledge Tracks assigned through the MedBridge LMS and completed by PTs, OTs, and ATs.

Specialization: Professional Physical Therapy encouraged advanced specialization through MedBridge’s OCS and SCS prep programs, with their participating therapists having achieved an OCS and SCS exam pass rate of 100%.

Employee Satisfaction: By offering extensive career advancement opportunities and fostering a culture committed to clinical excellence, Professional Physical Therapy was named among the "Best Workplaces in Health Care" by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine in 2017—the first physical therapy practice in the country to make the health care list!

Patient Engagement: 89% of Professional Physical Therapy users actively utilized MedBridge to provide patient engagement programs with a total of 129,285 programs created. This resulted in an NPS score of 86, far above the industry average for healthcare providers.

MedBridge helped Professional Physical Therapy clinicians achieve their goal of customizing individual recovery plans, using the most state-of- the-art technology and practices to get patients performing better than ever. Through integration with their EMR (Raintree) system, Professional Physical Therapy attributed 3-5 minute time savings for each HEP. With over 129,000 programs created, this accounted for 6,450 hours of time savings for staff. Assuming an average salary of $86,250, this represented $268,255 in cost savings.

1Net Promoter, NPS, and the NPS-related emoticons are registered trademarks, and Net Promoter Score and Net Promoter System are service marks, of Bain & Company, Inc., Satmetrix Systems, Inc. and Fred Reichheld. 2Estimating that an average 1-day seminar costs $400.
“Professional Physical Therapy has grown rapidly, and MedBridge has grown with us. MedBridge played a significant role in assisting us to scale our clinical excellence program while ensuring consistency in patient care and excellent patient satisfaction.”
Robert Shapiro MA PT COMT, Director of Clinical Excellence/Partner at Professional Physical Therapy