Orthopedics This Week has published an article exploring a study conducted by researchers from the Yale New Haven Health system on our Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA™) telerehab platform. Presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the study has found that VERA can boost patient satisfaction with their rehabilitation after TKA and THA surgery while also offering significant cost savings to payors and providers.
“I would ask my orthopaedic surgery colleagues to consider use of this technology,” Dr. Mary I. O'Connor, director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care and Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine and co-author of the study, told the publication.
“We have to find ways of delivering high-quality healthcare at lower costs. In our experience this tele-rehabilitation program does just that. We still need physical therapists. Our protocol does not eliminate physical therapists but simply decreases the number of face-to-face visits between the physical therapist and the patient. And our patients have really enjoyed it.”