ROMS

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Note: The webROMS application is undergoing major redevelopment for enhanced features and functionality. We anticipate that beta testing of the new site will commence on March 1, 2016. For those interested in becoming a beta test site, please contact Tyler at t.b.salmon@hotmail.com

What is ROMS?

Intended for use by all rehabilitation professionals, ROMS is an Internet based software system to track, analyze, graphically trend and report patient progress and rehabilitation outcome measures. ROMS utilizes a comprehensive array of occupational, functional and symptom outcome measures, each with clinically meaningful benchmarks. Years of research and development have established sound reliability and validity of key ROMS measures. Through ROMS the user obtains graphical patient measure scores, and views key trends for each measure that illustrate patient progress.

ROMS is designed to produce finished printed reports that capture patient and clinic progress and status.

After obtaining the patient input directly and/or through objective testing/assessment, ROMS data is input on line. ROMS reports are then generated and may be viewed online or printed as a word document or pdf. In addition to individual patient reports, user-selected facility/program aggregate outcomes graphs may be generated to demonstrate the facility’s effectiveness based upon clinical service/program, diagnosis, referral source, insurer and/or other selected criteria. These reports are useful for both clinical performance analysis and for marketing purposes.

Ultimately, through ongoing research and development, ROMS will promote best evidence based practice at the clinic and industry levels.

Click here for specific information regarding the use of ROMS with Ontario’s MVA Assessment and Treatment Plan forms (OCF 18).

What ROMS Features:

General Highlights

  • Core measures have strong rehabilitation theory and statistical validation basis
  • Combines occupational outcome with functional progress measurement
  • Monitors client improvement relative to occupational and daily living demands & symptom coping
  • Addresses physical, emotional and cognitive impairments across all injury/disability groups
  • Easy to use graphical presentation facilitates determination & reporting of individual progress
  • Aggregate statistics allow monitoring and analysis of clinical outcomes & performance
  • Internet based data input minimizes professional & internal administrative time 

General Benefits

Client Outcome Measurement

  • Justifies initial treatment funding by linking treatment goals to functional shortfalls
  • Justifies continued funding by demonstrating patient occupational and functional gains
  • Reduces time for initial, progress and discharge report preparation
  • Facilitates client needs assessment, client involvement and treatment selection
  • Facilitates rehabilitation through identification of client perceived barriers
  • Guides decisions regarding likely benefit of extended or altered treatment
  • Compares progress to pre-morbid and objective treatment end-point criteria
  • Monitors client progress across diverse interventions/professionals

Facility Aggregate Outcome Measurement

  • Track and demonstrate success with quarterly aggregate reports
  • Identify and compare facility’s outcomes across diagnoses, client characteristics and referral sources to monitor facility’s  performance 

A Sense of ROMS Look and Feel

Simplify/Support the Assessment Application & Show Reasonable/Necessary Assessment By:

Treatment Goal Applicable ROMS Measurement Tool
  1. Identifying Rehabilitation Barriers
Rehabilitation Checklist (RCL)
  1. Identifying Main Symptoms/Coping Concerns
Rehabilitation Survey of Problems & Coping (R-SOPAC)
  1. Identifying Activity of Daily Living gaps/treatment needs

 

Rehabilitation Activities of Daily Living Survey (R-ADLS)
  1. Identifying Occupational Demands gaps/treatment needs
Functional Status Measures (FSM)

Evaluating Treatment Goals Through ROMS System

Treatment Goal Applicable ROMS Measurement Tool

Pain Reduction

Rehabilitation Survey of Problems & Coping (R-SOPAC)Pain symptom intensity scale
Physical, Emotional &/or Cognitive Symptom Reduction R-SOPAC (Varied symptom intensity scales)
Pain Coping R-SOPAC (Pain symptom coping scale)
Physical, Emotional &/or Cognitive Coping Improvement R-SOPAC (Varied symptom coping scales)
Return to/improvement in normal living Rehabilitation Activities of Daily Living Survey (R-ADLS)Individual and aggregated daily activities scales
Return to/improvement in work activities Functional Status Measures (FSM): PDA linked work demands
Improved Life Roles Rehabilitation Checklist (RCL)Individual life roles disability scales

ROMS incorporates all of RREES’s measures, which can be reviewed in the Assessment Products section.  The following are examples of the many ROMS graphs available.

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Note that the screen shots below are from a prior non-internet based version of ROMS, but the internet version has similar functionality.

Outcome Measurement Scores Input Screen.

 

Individual Client Progress Trend – R-SOPAC.

 

R-SOPAC Domain Aggregates.

 

Aggregate Trend – Functional Status Markers.

 

Life Role Domains – Rehabilitation Checklist.

 

Primary Domains: Activities of Daily Living.

 

Domain Specific ADLs: R-ADLS.

 

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