The Rehabilitation Departments at OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center have been awarded an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®), a nationwide outcomes data base and reporting service for healthcare providers. These certificates are presented to a select group of providers across the country to recognize the excellence achieved in effectiveness of treatment during the past twelve months. Rehabilitation Services at OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center have demonstrated a greater increase in function for their patients than the national aggregate average.
FOTO has provided outcome data to healthcare providers since 1994. More than 1,000 organizations have contributed to the FOTO data base. Al Amato, FOTO’s President says that “OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Rehabilitation Services have proven the quality of their care by exceeding the average performance data of all the progressive organizations across the country who are part of the FOTO network.”
FOTO outcomes data are beneficial, because they provide a benchmark measure for overall quality and value of the services offered by an organization. FOTO has the first Functional Health Status Measure approved for physical rehabilitation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's list of approved quality measures in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC), a public repository for evidence-based quality measures sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), (www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov).