PENNINGTON, N.J., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VOX Telehealth, a leader in the development of procedure-specific, patient engagement programs, today announced the recent launch of their OrthoCare Program at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Through individual patient care plans, the OrthoCare Program engages the patient with robust pre-op educational content and preparation tools, patient reminders and symptomatic observations all tied to a customizable alert escalation and notification system and delivered via a multi-device, digital platform. Using best practice educational content and medical protocols developed by clinicians from St. Mary's Orthopaedic Institute, the innovative program is designed to improve outcomes and reduce costs for total hip and knee replacement procedures by reducing post-discharge complications and readmissions, while simultaneously increasing patient satisfaction and quality of life.
"The launch of the VOX OrthoCare Program is a significant step forward in improving the quality of care and outcomes for patients undergoing hip and knee procedures," said David Brown, Founder and CEO of VOX Telehealth. "We developed the OrthoCare Program to solve a true patient need—greater contact and better care—while also offering powerful clinical data for the healthcare provider. We are confident that it, along with our future procedure and disease-specific programs, will play a pivotal role in supporting healthcare providers' efforts to deliver the best care possible, in an efficient and effective manner."
Through the accessible and easy-to-use patient and provider portals, the VOX OrthoCare Program enables healthcare providers to leverage this technology solution to not only gain a better sense of their patients' compliance characteristics, but to also empower patients for a proactive role in their episode of care. Additionally, the system offers advanced monitoring and metrics, which is designed to support healthcare providers in their ongoing development of best practice patient pathways.
"We have always taken great pride in achieving excellent outcomes resulting from the design of our patient process and the use of our unique patient handbook," said John Turner, VP of the Orthopaedic Institute at St. Mary's in Richmond, Virginia. "With the integration of our best practices into a technology that is accessible by our patients with ongoing monitoring, we are certain that the experience and outcomes will improve to a world class level."
VOX Telehealth is redefining the process of patient recovery and reintegration through the development of procedure-specific, patient education and recovery programs that are delivered via web-based patient and provider portals. Through daily engagement with the patient regarding pre-procedural education and preparation and post-procedural compliance and recovery, VOX Telehealth's 24/7 clinical care and monitoring team dramatically improve the satisfaction and compliance of the patient; driving positive outcomes and reduced costs to health providers and payers. For more information, visit www.voxtelehealth.com.
About Bon Secours Health System
Bon Secours Health System, Inc. based in Marriottsville, Maryland, is a $3.4 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system that owns, manages or joint ventures 19 acute care, five long-term care, four assisted living, six retirement communities/senior housing, 14 home care and hospice services, and other facilities, primarily on the East Coast. Bon Secours Health System consists of more than 24,000 caregivers helping people in six states. Its vision is to be a prophetic Catholic health ministry partnering with communities to create a more humane world, build health and social justice and provide exceptional value for those served.
SOURCE VOX Telehealth