Using computerized diagnostics to assess patients gives you a distinct advantage over doing these same tests manually. It provides you with a method to objectively measure physical performance, quickly document functional deficits and show patients how the condition affects them. This is important for establishing a diagnosis, demonstrating medical necessity for care, developing appropriate treatment plans and keeping the patient compliant.
Once treatment has begun, some type of standardized, objective and reproducible testing is necessary to evaluate the patient's response to treatment and establish whether the patient is ready to move from corrective care to stabilization and maintenance care. Re-exam(s) allow you to easily monitor progress and keep the treatment plan on track. They also give you the tools to justify further care when it is necessary and to demonstrate how the condition is improving to patients. Computerized diagnostic testing is also necessary to determine when Maximum Medical Improvement is reached.