At SeamlessMD, we believe in evidence-based, dissemination of healthcare innovation – which is why we work closely with leading academic and clinical partners to build evidence that our technology actually improves the patient experience and health outcomes. And we are grateful for the visionary clinicians who work with us to build this evidence, as we work to build the future of healthcare delivery.
With that said, I am excited to announce that on On October 28, 2015, Dr. Carmine Simone, the Chief of Surgery for Toronto East General Hospital, will be presenting the results of his organization’s work with SeamlessMD at CHEST 2015 – the 81st annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians.
At this international conference, Dr. Simone will be sharing how his organization leveraged the SeamlessMD platform to deliver an outstanding experience to thoracic surgery patients on smartphones, tablets and computers – which ultimately led to a reduction in surgery cancellations and emergency room visits after discharge.
Dr. Simone is one of the most forward thinking thought leaders in surgery we have met, and we are excited for his team’s accomplishments in patient care!
Here is the official press release from the American College of Chest Physicians:
MONTRÉAL (October 19, 2015)- Researchers from Toronto East General Hospital and SeamlessMD have found that the use of text message reminders and having patients log post-operative progress significantly reduces the risk of cancellations for procedures and decreases post-op ER visits.
Researchers helped to create electronic reminders and Web-based modules to improve patient compliance to pre-operative instructions. Prior studies have shown that less than 40% of patients read the instructions doctors give them before surgery and less than 20% can articulate important information contained within the instructions.
To date, 167 patients participated and 98% of them said they were satisfied with the tools the mobile product provided. Patients reported their positive responses noting the ways in which the mobile application empowered them, helping them keep track of their progress, and offered more accessibility to their surgeon.
“We believe this tool has great potential to improve communication with patients, increase patient satisfaction, decrease ER visits, and improve patient outcomes following thoracic surgery,” said Dr. Carmine Simone, Toronto East General Hospital physician and lead researcher.