Three clinical psychologists here say theyve developed a framework for an Internet-based system that would monitor the progress of patient-rehabilitation treatments.
The three, Paul Domitor, Duane Green, and Allen Bostwick, say they have put together the clinical protocols on which the Web-based software system, tentatively called Rehab Logic, would be based. The three also have formed a company here called Rehab Logic Inc. to own the enterprise and now are negotiating with software developers to write the software, Domitor says.
The product should be on the market within three to five months, he predicts.
Rehab Logic Inc. recently contracted with Spokane-based Allison Johnson Venture Partners Inc. to help it raise $1 million in venture-capital financing for the project. He estimates the three partners also have invested a total of $150,000 in the project.
As envisioned, the software would track the steps taken in rehabilitation treatments for patients with brain injuries, stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, or neurological disorders, Domitor says. The system also would record the patients progress in those treatments.
It could be used to track different types of rehabilitative care, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and vocational rehabilitation, Domitor says.
Because it would be delivered via the Internet, the program would allow for simultaneous monitoring by insurance companies, family members, case managers, and family physicians, he says. It also would help cut down on paperwork that currently flows between all of those parties during the course of a patients care, Domitor contends, and would enhance information-sharing between caregivers.
The program also would help insurance companies and caregivers measure the success of the care a patient is being given, he says.
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