Wellbe, Inc. Debuts Sports Medicine Patient Guidance System at AOSSM Annual Meeting
Only program built specifically for ACL procedures to guide patients through surgery and recovery
Online, July 15, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Wellbe, Inc. announced today the official debut of the Patient Guidance System for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Surgery at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting.
Wellbe designed the system in conjunction with surgeons, care coordinators, and physical therapists to provide patients with multiple benefits including the convenience of online education, family involvement, checklists and reminders. The system is fully aligned with other points of care - including pre-admissions testing and rehabilitation -- to create a single, streamlined experience.
"We designed the Patient Guidance System from the ground up for orthopedic and sports medicine departments to help set patient expectations, align their programs to standards of care and reduce variances," said James Dias, CEO and Founder of Wellbe.me. "Patients have been eager to use this tool to give themselves the best chance for success."
A Patient Guidance System can help standardize the coordination of care from the point of decision to one year post-surgery or longer. By enabling an online patient-provider partnership that goes beyond the facility walls, health systems can see gains in efficiency and engagement across the entire continuum of care.
The program, currently in use at a Wisconsin academic medical center, is accessed via the web on PCs or iPads. Hospitals or surgery centers can enroll patients when they are scheduled for surgery, and the program covers the entire patient care journey, providing timely instructions, education (including videos), preparation checklists, decision-support tools, and feedback surveys. Enrolled patients find the simple program helps them move through surgery and recovery confident and worry-free.