As a future user of the ADVISE REHAB system, you may have some questions about the system. Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Q. What does it do?
The ADVISE REHAB system provides an integrated screening and outcome measurement system that predicts, measures and rechecks the status of an injured individual. It produces a single chart that contains this information through a visual history of the patient’s past, current and predicted recovery status. Further reports are also available that summarize the history and status through time taken, dates measured and prediction dates.
Q. How does it work?
The treatment provider, individual, club or case manager initiates the system via a login and password. This activates access to the data base for that individual. A series of self prompting questions then provide the patient with the necessary information to create a profile of their risk level, their potential recovery time and a specific date for return to work/activity/sport and also plots a pathway for this recovery. This pathway is then compared to best practice pathways and their forecasted recovery time. Consequently a feedback loop is created where the original recovery prediction is compared constantly to the current recovery rate and its direction toward injury resolution.
Q. Is there any evidence or research support?
YES, the ADVISE REHAB system is the result of over 12 years of ongoing research into Bio-Psycho-Social screening and patient reported outcome measures. These entities have been investigated as stand alone questionnaires and as an integrated system. There are currently several articles that are published or under final review with ongoing research and journal submissions. In addition there are peer reviewed published National and International conference presentations available. There are international research groups’ in the US, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the UK who are independently involved in further research into the concepts and measurement tools related to the ADVISE REHAB system.
Q. Does it have any official support?
The ADVISE REHAB system has been granted research and development support by AusIndustry, COMET (the Commercialization of Emerging Technologies), the Department of Innovation, Industry Science and Research and CONRoD (the Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation). The system complies with the current requirements of all Australian and New Zealand workers compensation and motor accident organizations for the production of screening and outcome measurements. Official ratification of the system from each organization is currently in progress.
Q. Is it exportable?
YES, the final charts and any reports are exported as PDF documents that can be directly attached to existing files, forwarded electronically or printed to hard copy files which facilitates integrated file management.
Q. How will the system benefit me?
The system will provide a simple easy to use self prompting program that enables all patients to respond to and provide evidence, through outcome measures, of their current status compared to how they were prior to their injury. This evidence is compatible with the existing requirements of various professional and insurance organizations for outcome status, and further more it provides a visualization of how this status has changed over time as a result of your intervention. This streamlines all required outcome and screening aspects and facilitates the generation of evidence to support the existing planned management strategy.
Q. Who are the primary users?
The primary users are health professionals and organizations that provide rehabilitation and injury management to injured individuals. The system is designed to provide access to individual practitioners, their patients, practice groups, sporting clubs and organization, insurance companies and researchers. The choice of the user is based upon their patients needs.
Q. What is the cost?
The cost is $20 / month for health practitioners and individual patients on a single terminal IP address. For industry, it is $40 per month. These rates are reduced by 50% for new users for the first 6 months. This equates at the highest cost level to around $1 per patient file per month and reduces with increased application to higher patient loads to a minimum of around 10c per file per month with unlimited uses for that patient within the period.