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Therapy4All

A one-stop interactive digital platform to seamlessly connect patients with accessible wide-ranging therapy services and providers at home

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Therapy4all is an inclusive therapy service: physical, occupational, speech and language, and psychological that will give people and patients the option of scheduling: the type of therapy, either virtual or in-person appointments, and the date and time they wish to book an appointment. The user will then be given a list according to the most appropriate clinics depending on the user’s needs, availability, and clinic specialty. 

After the appointment, the patient can then schedule future appointments regularly or specify the date/time that works for them in the future. Therapists will also be able to include notes, supporting articles, reminders and at-home exercises or “homework” for the user within the platform to help them on their way to recovery. If the patient has questions after the appointment, the in-app messaging system will allow for easy dialogue and interaction between the provider and patient.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Therapy4all addresses the overwhelming inconveniences of booking multiple appointments with various clinics and the subsequent visits that can otherwise be accomplished virtually. This convenience will help patients with more progressive or complex diagnoses such as Multiple Sclerosis as well as patients living in more rural areas receive therapy at home. Long term, Therapy4all helps create a more just and resilient future by ensuring that the complex and intricate relationship between provider and patient is maintained regardless of any changes in the physical location of either party. As therapy services shift and evolve to a more periodic check-up paradigm (like dental model-of-care) Therapy4all will facilitate a preventative rather than curative health care model enabling people to schedule check-ups more efficiently. Moreover, Therapy4all ensures that therapy providers are more readily accessible to people and patients at all times, including after the therapy session. 

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the (healthcare) therapy industry is rapidly questioning its accessibility as to how many people and patients can readily be treated but more pressingly, how they can be treated more effectively and conveniently. One study found that physical therapy as a first treatment strategy resulted in 72% fewer costs for the patient within the first year. Therapy4All is created to help the therapy industry adapt appropriately. But on a national scale, it will facilitate a changing perspective on how the paradigm of therapy could be more resilient and better suited for the future.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

Therapy4All will help reinforce the therapy aspect of the healthcare industry and the accessibility of therapy for patients and people. Therapy4all will help patients engage more readily with their therapist and will especially help those with degenerative and complex diagnosis as well as those living in more rural areas.

What is your profession?

Doctorate Student for Physical Therapy

Where are you located (country)?

USA

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Healthcare/Medical

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Concept/I have not yet formed an organization

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Loans

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Connections with platform-building expertise, partnering with therapy clinics, and health insurance companies.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

The main barriers will be funding then partnering with various therapy clinics to work with the platform and teaching therapists how to use the platform. Another main barrier will be to integrate the platform's information with the clinics existing scheduling software. Last but not least, partnerships with legal entities to ensure the company is in adherence to the laws.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

No

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