Canada’s largest cardiac centre, the Montreal Heart Institute, partners with SeamlessMD to improve patient outcomes for cardiac surgery

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May 31, 2017

Montreal, Quebec– May 31, 2017 – The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) has selectedSeamlessMD’s enterprise platform for patient engagement and care management toreinforce its position as an industry leader for cardiac surgery, focused on safer recoveryand higher patient satisfaction. MHI is consistently ranked as one of the top cardiaccenters in the world, and is Canada’s largest cardiac centre, performing over 1,900 cardiacsurgeries annually.Over the last year, MHI’s surgical team has helped develop new cardiac protocols toimprove the patient experience and satisfaction. Adding to this innovation, patientsundergoing cardiac surgery at MHI now have access to SeamlessMD, a free technologyplatform available on smartphones, tablets and computers to help patients and familiesprepare for surgery and stay on track during recovery. The platform provides patients withtimely reminders leading up to surgery, a daily check-in to track their progress after surgery(e.g. symptoms, pain levels), personalized feedback on how to care for themselves and acomprehensive education library with multimedia to help patients recover safely at home.By better guiding patients throughout the entire journey through surgery, SeamlessMD willhelp reduce patient anxiety and make it easier for patients to follow their care plan.SeamlessMD will also enable patients to stay in connect with their care team throughoutthe episode. The care team at MHI will be able to monitor the patients in real time, receivealerts for patients at-risk, and intervene sooner to prevent avoidable emergency room visitsand hospital readmissions. In addition, MHI will also use aggregate data collected on theplatform to derive insights on how patients recover to help the hospital continuouslyimprove the patient experience. MHI is the first cardiac center in North America to use thistechnology.“SeamlessMD helps our hospital accomplish key goals: Greater innovation, shorterrecovery times and better patient experience, ” says Louis P. Perrault, MD, Chief of CardiacSurgery at MHI and Board Member of the recently formed Enhanced Recovery AfterCardiac Surgery Society (ERACS). “Recognizing the transition to value-based care forcardiac surgery, such as bundled payments, SeamlessMD will be a key partner of ours forimproving the patient experience and clinical outcomes for cardiac surgery.”“SeamlessMD is honoured to support the Montreal Heart Institute and their mission to stayon the cutting-edge as an international centre of excellence for cardiac surgery” saidJoshua Liu, MD, CEO of SeamlessMD. “We are excited to attain new heights together andimprove patient outcomes.”About the Montreal Heart InstituteAffiliated with Université de Montréal, the Montreal Heart Institute is an ultraspecializedhospital centre dedicated to care, research, teaching, prevention, rehabilitation and theassessment of new technologies in cardiology. MHI is nationally and internationally knownfor its innovation in cardiology advancements. For more information about the MontrealHeart Institute, please visit: https://www.icm-mhi.org/About SeamlessMDSeamlessMD provides the leading solution for hospitals to launch, optimize and expandintegrated care pathways for surgery. Hospitals use SeamlessMD to enhance the patientexperience, improve surgical outcomes and lower costs. The SeamlessMD platformsupports patients through preparation and recovery with reminders, video-based education,progress tracking and clinical data collection. Providers and administrators can accessclinical intelligence tools to track patient compliance, monitor patient progress and improvepopulation health. For more information about SeamlessMD, please visit: www.seamless.md.

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