To build on the dialogue of Innovation Summit 2013: Collaborative Care Models, APTA launched Innovation 2.0 — an initiative aimed at bolstering the impact of physical therapy in innovative and emerging models of health care such as accountable care organizations, bundled payment, direct access, pay for performance, patient-centered medical homes, prevention and health promotion, and value-based purchasing. APTA aided selected models by providing financial support, as well as technically sound and practical advice about health care issues, health care policy, evidence-based practice, data management and dissemination of outcomes.
Innovation 2.0 was initiated with a 2014 competition that resulted in APTA's selection of 4 models that received funding and in-kind services from the association. APTA worked with these innovators to refine the models and collect information on program performance.
Starting in April 2016, APTA and the awardee member experts began conducting online Learning Labs to share the results of the selected Innovation 2.0 projects. The Learning Labs are a series of interactive educational experiences in which prospective model developers can gain insight and learn tangible steps for implementation of an innovative model with physical therapy as a central focus within their organization. In addition to the Learning Labs, APTA also developed templates as a resource for all members to help replicate this great work.
Learning Labs are the first step toward bringing the success of these innovative programs into wider use throughout the profession. After each Learning Lab is completed, materials are made available to interested members for their use in developing their own programs. Materials include a recording of the lab, handouts, and a template for replicating the model. Below are the 4 Learning Labs topics.
Please note that the live Learning Labs have limited seating and are intended as an advanced experience for those either active in developing innovative programs or ready to explore them. To gauge your level of interest, background, willingness to share your experiences, and likelihood of implementation following the lab, APTA will evaluate responses to a few brief questions on the registration form and invite participants accordingly, so please answer the questions as completely as possible. Remember that these are interactive sessions, and participants are expected to actively engage during the live presentation. Once a lab is recorded, all members are encouraged to access it in the APTA Learning Center.
Recorded Learning Labs
Patient-Centered Medical Home: An Innovative Model for Childhood Obesity Prevention With the Physical Therapist as a Key Player to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Costs Learning Lab
This course was recorded January 18, 2017. The recording will be posted here as soon as it becomes available and will be free to APTA members.
Facilitating Access Improving Care—PTs as Integral ACO Members Learning Lab Access the course (free to APTA members)
Adding Value to Postacute Care Settings Through Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Services Learning Lab
Access the course (free to APTA members)
Pay-for-Quality Program to Improve Value-Based Care for Patients With Low Back Pain Learning Lab
Access this course (free to APTA members)
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