Jenny Dorich, PhD (Candidate), MBA, OTR/L, CHT is a clinician and researcher at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Her clinical expertise is in pediatric hand therapy. She has lectured regionally and nationally on a variety of topics pertaining to pediatric hand therapy. She is an author of multiple book chapters and peer reviewed publications. Jenny’s research focuses on patient outcomes in the pediatric hand therapy population. She is a member of the Research Division of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
Finding value in patient-reported outcome measures in hand therapy is so important in times where most payors are looking for functional improvement and not just objective gains. To be honest, isn’t functional improvement the “why” as to what we do? How can these measurements be useful to you, as the clinician, and to your clients? By incorporating patient-related outcome measures into our assessment, we can ensure we are taking a client-centered approach to hand rehabilitation, placing focus on the clients’ goals. Join Stephanie and Cara for this eye-opening discussion with Jenny Dorich who has been researching the benefits of using these tools.