St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast teamed up with UbiCare, a digital health company, to assess the impact of interactive episode-based care intervention for total joint replacements.
Here are five points:
1. Specifically, the health system studied whether delivering interactive, episode-based care messages yielded a high return on investment.
2. The study revealed more than 70 percent of TJR patients opened more than 50 percent of the messages received.
3. Based on results so far, HealthEast has the potential to cut TJR length of stay by 15.6 percent.
4. In turn, the health system could take on 268 new TJR patients every year, totaling $3.9 million in additional revenue.
5. Of the enrolled patients, 6.2 percent discharged to a skilled nursing facility.