Healthcare Business & Technology, a healthcare information source aimed at health management, administration and IT professionals, recently published a summary of the initial findings of the VERITAS study conducted by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).
As the first large-scale randomized controlled clinical comparing virtual with traditional physical therapy, the VERITAS study has found that using our Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA®) “can save almost $3,000 per patient without sacrificing patient safety or quality of care,” writes Kelsy Ketchum in the article.
“There was little difference in pain management between the group that used VERA and the one that used traditional in-person physical therapy,” Ketchum adds. “This could be an opportunity to cut down on pain medications after surgery, which is a positive considering the national opioid crisis.”
Ketchum goes on to note that, since prices for care “are continuing to increase, and patients are looking for convenience and cost-savings in their health care, offering the option of virtual care could keep patients coming back to your hospital.”