“To resume surgery safely, it’s vital for surgical programs to assess a variety of patient factors, including patient preferences, COVID-19 risk and symptoms. This platform allows us to remotely monitor patient readiness for surgery.”
"The mean LOS and SSI rates for those enrolled versus not enrolled in the phone application was 4.4 days versus 6.4 days (p = 0.006) and 3.4% versus 11.3% (p = 0.019), respectively. The mean total cost of patients enrolled was $11,560; total cost of those not enrolled was $13,946 (p = 0.024)."
“Surgery is often a confusing and overwhelming process for patients... Our patients can stay connected on their desktops, laptops and mobile devices with SeamlessMD so they are engaged with the recovery process both before and after surgery.”
Patient satisfaction with the app was high, with 92% of patients reporting overall satisfaction as good or excellent. The 30-day readmission rate was 6% and was lower than the 30-day readmission rate of 18% reported for the 4 months prior to the start of the study.