A new study by the Duke Clinical Research Institute has shown that, compared to traditional PT following TKR surgery, our Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA™) virtual PT platform offers huge cost savings for post-acute providers, without sacrificing efficiency or safety — and you can get all the details in this exclusive video.
The tools of modern healthcare are increasingly, progressively rooted in a variety of digital technologies, like those that power sensors, computers, communication strategies, sophisticated algorithms for analysis, prediction, prevention, decision support, and so on. These tools are already transforming care delivery — and the revolution is just beginning.
Valere Bundled Solutions, a physician-run group co-founded by Dr. Frank Aluisio, offers a bundled payments service model designed to help physicians, administrators, and other healthcare professionals make the transition to value-based care. “In 20 years of practice, this is the most rewarding experience I’ve had,” Dr. Aluisio told us.
The process of rehabilitation can be quite complex, often varies from patient-to-patient, and is critically dependent upon patient engagement. Patient adherence to prescribed rehabilitation, together with careful clinician oversight and adjustment of prescribed activities during recovery, can have an enormous impact on the long-term outcomes of acute interventions.
An ongoing study has demonstrated that digital healthcare tools such as VERA™, when implemented with outpatient lower extremity joint replacement surgery, can serve as a very valuable solution to decrease visit utilization and potentially accelerate recovery while increasing patient satisfaction and convenience.
According to the CDC, hip and knee replacements constituted nearly 1 million procedures and more than $7 billion in hospitalizations alone, with the costs of the procedure varying greatly from region to region. It is estimated that the CJR initiative will affect approximately 23% of all LEJR procedures and generate approximately $343 million in Medicare savings over 5 years.