Smith & Nephew launch platform to engage patients, track surgical outcomes: 4 key points

Mackenzie Garrity -   Print  |

In partnership with Wellframe, Smith & Nephew launched a digital platform to allow orthopedic surgeons to track their patients' recovery progress and satisfaction.

Here are four key points:


1. The platform uses HealthMeasure's Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Computer-Adaptive Tests to collect data from patients.


2. Key tools include a personalized, daily checklist with education and reminders to patients to engage in behaviors to aid in surgery preparation and recovery.


3. More than 25 percent of NHS post-operative paper PROs are not completed. This prevents accurate assessment of outcomes.


4. Smith & Nephew also launched research studies in the U.K. and U.S. at select hospitals to research the accuracy of clinical reporting and EHR use.


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