What You Should Know:
– The Force platform delivers provider-prescribed digital education and video content for patients recovering from injury or surgery at home. The partnership integrates the Force platform with a provider’s electronic health record, enabling care teams to view clinically relevant metrics within the patient’s chart and make more informed decisions for their recovery.
Remote care management data now available on EHRs
With the explosion of remote care apps, it’s difficult for care teams to manage reams of incoming data from different data sources. With daily pain, medication usage, and engagement data at their fingertips in the EHR, care teams can now see an integrated patient record—and quickly determine when they need to intervene. A fast response can help prevent postoperative readmissions and speed the recovery journey.
Force’s strategy capitalizes on what researchers say is critical for patient-facing tools: the company’s digital care management platform is physician-prescribed and now fully integrated within the EHR, giving clinicians immediate insights into whether or not their patients are completing their remote physical therapy, or are hurting more than could be expected despite the limited activity.
The integration optimizes physicians’ workflow, as they can now monitor patients’ postoperative data and remote behavior directly from the EHR. The integrated platforms can use event-based triggers, such as the moment a patient is scheduled for surgery, to automatically prescribe the Force platform without the need for physician intervention. From within the patient’s chart, care teams can track patient data such as reported daily pain, medication usage, activity levels, platform engagement, patient-reported outcomes, and physical therapy records. In the near future, clinicians can also monitor patients’ progression toward their recovery goals, which is one of the primary indicators of patient satisfaction.
“In this digital age, care teams need greater visibility into their patients’ behavior outside the health system,” said Mike McSherry, CEO and co-founder of Xealth. “We’re proud to partner with Force Therapeutics to make it easier for clinicians to incorporate digital resources into treatment plans, view patient activity in between appointments, and determine whether they are progressing as expected. The seamless integration of our two platforms is already helping to reduce variations in care, address emergent concerns, and improve patient outcomes.”