Market forces such as the pandemic, healthcare consumerism, value-based care, and staffing shortages have set in motion the need for more scalable ways for providers to engage and stay connected with patients between visits. Digital patient engagement has become an essential tool in navigating the ever-changing landscape that is modern-day healthcare.
Utilization of Digital Care Journey platforms as part of the health system's digital strategy has shown to help improve patient education, enhance clinical outcomes, reduce surgical anxiety, streamline resource utilization, and improve both patient and provider experience. And for organizations looking to support and scale Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs, this is truer than ever.
Scaling ERAS programs is often difficult as it demands more from patients and providers. Efficient optimization of ERAS requires patients to adhere to comprehensive pre- and post-op protocols, and providers need to deliver standardized patient education, track ERAS compliance consistently, collect ERAS-related Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs), and more.
In this whitepaper, we explore how healthcare systems and hospitals can further optimize and scale existing operational ERAS programs.
"Seamless has become essential for success for us when it comes to ERAS because it really helps with keeping patients on-task and on-target... It also helps with ERAS specifically because we can track compliance. We can now say, you know, we're not compliant in the last month in these three components..."