STAND NUMBER: 2082
BPMpro - a new dimension to remote patient monitoring in the critical weeks after orthopaedic surgery.
It is a well-established fact that NHS hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce waiting times for replacement surgery and improve patient outcomes, along with a growing emphasis on delivering increasingly personalised care.
With the help of BPMpro medical-grade technology, orthopaedic patients are being discharged as early as the day of their surgery, with clinicians continuing to remotely monitor their recovery on a daily basis. Not only does this offer the potential for enormous cost savings, there is the further benefit of minimising the patient`s exposure to the additional complication of hospital-acquired infections.
Using the patient data collected by BPMpro, clinicians can tailor the patient`s post-operative support during their recovery to meet their individual needs, efficiently prioritising resources where they are needed most.
Remote patient monitoring using BPMpro has the further advantage of helping the clinician identify very subtle deterioration in the Range and Quality of Motion, which may be indicative of a developing issue that requires intervention, without necessarily waiting for a face to face consultation with the patient.
BPMpro wearable technology has been developed to actively involve the patient in their rehabilitation and has been specifically designed and engineered to make it quick and easy to use wherever and whenever they want. NHS pilot studies have shown that patients using BPMpro exhibit heightened engagement with their rehabilitation, which many clinicians consider to promote improved outcomes.
BPMpro remote patient monitoring technology can help address all these issues following orthopaedic surgery by:
• Reducing instay time and costs through the early discharge of patients
• Decreasing readmission rates by collecting accurate, reliable anthropometric data from orthopaedic patients throughout the critical weeks after surgery
• Improving patient motivation and outcomes by offering reassurance and encouragement to patients about their progress
• Create personalised post-operative support programmes using the daily patient recovery data collected by BPMpro
Remote patient monitoring
The typical approach adopted by many hospitals is to provide all patients with the same post-operative support package. These support resources are, however, under pressure like any other area of healthcare. Using BPMpro wearable technology, the patient`s post-surgical recovery is monitored remotely and the patient set stretch goals. When they`re progressing well at home, their clinician can decide that the patient can continue their rehabilitation in the comfort of their own home, thereby freeing up the resources that would otherwise have been allocated to them for those who need them most.
In the case of those patients who are struggling with their recovery, BPMpro provides communication between the patient and clinician to establish whether they need to be prioritised for outpatient support. In other words, individually-tailored recovery programmes to support the patient throughout the rehabilitation process, helping them to get back to their normal life as quickly as possible, with the minimum amount of pain.
Reduced patient instay costs
The idea of spending a fortnight in hospital post-surgery is a thing of the past. Enhanced recovery programmes have led to a paradigm shift in post-operative physical rehabilitation of patients, with the majority of rehab now taking place at home under self-direction.
With BPMpro, orthopaedic patients are being discharged as early as the day of their surgery to have their recovery monitored at home. This has the potential to achieve massive cost reductions by reducing the length of a patient's hospital stay to a single day, in doing so freeing up desperately-needed beds. Furthermore, there is the additional benefit of minimising the patient`s exposure to the additional complication of hospital-acquired infections.
Decreased readmission rates
The first time the surgeon sees the patient post discharge is typically at around 4 weeks following surgery. During this initial phase of their recovery, potential complications may go unnoticed by the patient, resulting in the risk of further hospitalisation and surgery.
Remote monitoring using BPMpro can pick up on very subtle deterioration in the range and quality of movement, which the patient might otherwise dismiss as a blip, but may be indicative of a developing issue that requires intervention. By identifying and dealing with such matters swiftly, escalation to the point of further surgical intervention, with all the costs and distress to the patient that entails, can be avoided.
This approach only works, however, if clinicians feel able to trust the data they receive. It is self-evident that important decisions cannot be made based on the output of so-called `Health and Wellbeing` devices, which have not been subjected to any rigorous, clinical validation and are more suited to consumer use once discharged from clinical care. BPMpro, by contrast, uses CE Class 1 Medical Device technology, engineered to ISO 13485:2016 standards, and has been tested in NHS pilots across the UK.
Improved patient motivation and outcomes
BPMpro wearable technology has been developed to actively involve the patient in their rehabilitation and has been specifically designed and engineered around the patient experience to make it simple, quick and easy to use wherever and whenever they want.
Patients using BPMpro have been keen to engage with the intuitive, easy-to-understand technology and fascinated by the clear visualisation of their recovery. Patients, and their families alike, are encouraged to know that they are making progress and reassured by the fact that they can communicate directly with their physio. NHS studies have shown that patients using BPMpathway exhibit heightened engagement with their rehabilitation, often continuing beyond the normal 12-week period, in turn leading to improved PROMs.
'BPMpro is revolutionising how we collect movement data in orthopaedics'
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Jamie Buchanan
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
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