WHAT IS THE PROSTHETIST FINDER?
The “Prosthetist Finder” is a software application (APP) that allows consumers to search a data base of prosthetists based upon many characteristics important to the consumers’ needs.
WHO IS THE PROSTHETIST FINDER FOR?
Anyone trying to find a prosthetist, and any prosthetist that wants to be found, hosted by the Amputee Coalition.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR A PROSTHETIST?
A new way for people to find a prosthetist through the Amputee Coalition using a query APP.
DOES THE AMPUTEE COALITION RECOMMEND A PROSTHETIST?
No way! This APP will simply allow a user (an amputee or referral) to query specifically what they are looking for in a prosthetist. It will provide a rank order of all prosthetists within their queried parameters.
DOES INTERESTED GROUPS HAVE INFLUENCE?
We welcome suggestions. The Amputee Coalition has partnered with OP Solutions (OPSolutions.us) to build this APP. Evidence based research and OP specific APP design are core competencies of OP Solutions. The Amputee Coalition and OP Solutions welcomes fair, honest and non-bias input suggestions to help create the OP industry’s most user accessible prosthetist referral APP.
WHY IS THERE A FEE FOR THE PROSTHETISTS?
The Amputee Coalition and OP Solutions has dedicated a considerable amount of time, effort and resources to bring this application to the community. There are ongoing costs of technical support, updates, analytics, hosting and development. The Amputee Coalition website maintains approximately 1.5 million visitors a year. The PF APP will allow prosthetists to be found based on their characteristics, through the power of the AC website. The Amputee Coalition platform will allow accessibility for the user and visibility for the prosthetist. Lastly, the Amputee Coalition is strongly committed to providing this service for free for the benefit of the person living with limb loss.
EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES?
The PF APP will only work for location, unless Prosthetist input their data. The APP can only sort data that is there. We need your participation, and your participation is mutually beneficial. The APP has been rigorously tested, and may need updates occasionally. However, we know it is working well in areas where Prosthetists are participating. If you have a concern, please express that concern to firstname.lastname@example.org.