News Feature | January 30, 2015

Orthopedic Digital Solution Implemented At Virginia Hospital

Julia Ernst

By Julia Ernst, contributing writer

Follow-up Visits Using Telehealth

The Vox OrthoCare Program will be utilized for pre- and post-operative patients undergoing total joint replacement procedures.

Vox Telehealth, a company that provides technological solutions to support the patient recovery process, has launched its OrthoCare Program at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA.

The Vox OrthoCare Program provides pre- and post-operative support for patients undergoing total joint replacement procedures. The OrthoCare Program utilizes a digital platform to provide patient education, enhance interaction, and enable capabilities for monitoring recovery.

According to a news release on the implementation, the OrthoCare Program engages the patient with pre-op educational content and preparation tools, patient reminders, and symptomatic observations, which are all tied to a customizable alert escalation and notification system. According to the company, the Vox OrthoCare Program increases patient satisfaction, utilization of physical therapy, and direct-to-home discharge rates while allowing for better distribution of physician resources and driving down reoccurrence rates.

The VOX OrthoCare Program features patient and provider portals which enable healthcare providers to use the technology to gain a better sense of their patients’ compliance characteristics and allows patients to take a proactive role in their episode of care. Additionally, the system offers advanced monitoring and metrics designed to support providers in their ongoing development of best practices.

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital is a not-for-profit facility with 391 licensed beds. St. Mary’s staff includes 1,000 physicians and nearly 3,000 full and part time employees. Vox Telehealth manufactures procedure-specific, patient education and recovery programs that are delivered via web-based patient and provider portals. The company is based in Pennington, NJ.

SOURCE: PRNewswire