Rehabilitation & Performance
Senior Vice President:JeMe Cioppa-Mosca
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HSS Rehabilitation and Performance is committed to providing patients with the best and most innovative care. During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has adapted their delivery of therapy and wellness services into a virtual environment to ensure access to patients.
In 2021, the department performed nearly 27,000 outpatient therapy visits via telehealth. Since the introduction of telehealth at the onset of the pandemic, the data and outcomes collected have demonstrated the benefits of virtual care provided by HSS Rehabilitation and Performance, including greater continuity of care for patients, decreased overutilization of services and high patient satisfaction.
HSS and leadership from HSS Rehabilitation and Performance became involved in advocacy efforts to demonstrate the value of telehealth to the rehabilitation profession. They are actively engaged with a number of groups, including the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, New York State Reimagine, and the New York State Telehealth Advisory Group, to support telehealth legislation. HSS is also advocating its recommendation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the permanent expansion of telehealth eligibility for rehabilitation providers.
Also in 2021, HSS Rehabilitation and Performance embarked on a collaboration with Salaso to enhance the patient and provider experience. The Salaso digital platform provides an integrated solution for rehabilitation clinicians to deliver and track the use of home exercise programs and education by patients. In the past, the provision of home exercise programs required multiple steps across different applications, and patient adherence to these programs could not be assessed. The collaboration with Salaso allows for integration with Epic and the patient portal, MyHSS, to ensure the seamless delivery of these programs, as well as the ability to gather patient compliance data. An added benefit is the ability for the HSS Rehabilitation and Performance team to design, build and digitize its own exercise content.