Brentwood, Tenn. (September 23, 2020)
–Numotion, the nation’s leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), announced the launch of a validated, peer-reviewed, client-reported outcome measure called the Assistive Technology Outcome Measure (ATOM.) The ATOM provides insight into the effectiveness of CRT intervention as it relates to patient function from the viewpoint of the client.
The results of this national study will be managed by Numotion Training and Education in conjunction with Georgia Institute of Technology. The collection of survey results is administered by the Numotion Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) or a partner therapist at three points: the initial evaluation, one month after the client has received their new equipment and at six months post-delivery. Target clients for the survey are those over 18, who are being evaluated for their second wheelchair or who are currently walking but need a mobility device to be functional.
“ATOM is a high-quality outcome measure, said John Pryles, Numotion Executive Vice President of Sales and ATP. “As the largest provider of CRT in the country, we expect to collect a clinically meaningful number of responses in a short period of time which is generally difficult to come by in a niche focus area like CRT. The data and information being collected is critical to end-users, providers and clinicians and will help to shape interventions with individuals with complex mobility needs.”
The data collected in the ATOM survey will be applied in a number of different ways, such as informing areas for the clinical team to focus on during the evaluation, providing a better understanding of client needs for applicable reimbursement, creating a comparison of client satisfaction and function with telehealth vs. in-person evaluations, and quantifying the effectiveness of assistive technology in helping users achieve greater independence and health. The survey will be ongoing for applicable clients with results and insights available early next year.
Numotion is the nation’s leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), improving the lives of people with disabilities by enabling them to actively participate in everyday life. CRT is medically necessary, individually configured mobility products and services, including manual and power wheelchairs, designed to meet the unique medical and functional needs of individuals with significant disabilities and medical conditions to provide them with greater independence. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Numotion has more than 150 locations across the country and serves more than 260,000 people. For more information, please visit www.numotion.com