Claris Healthcare launched Claris Reflex, a coaching system designed to monitor recovery of total knee replacement patients over 65 years of age.
Reflex serves orthopaedic centers covered by the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement and private insurance bundled payment initiatives, as a measure to help maximize profits and reduce readmissions.
On the patient side, the system offers an activity sensor and tablet that track movement, temperature, exercise, etc., and deliver simple daily guidance through the recovery program. Providers access real-time progress and compliance data. Secure communication tools allow patient/provider interaction.
The interactive technology is based on Claris' previous platforms for social and chronic care, with a particular focus on the management of older patients.
Consensus Orthopedics has launched TracPatch, employing an activity tracker and app. Breg offers its Flex system of wearable plus app to support at-home recovery. JNJ has just launched Health Partner, a platform of digital tools to prepare patients for hip or knee surgery—indicating that tracking and compliance assistance tools take a variety of forms, and we should expect to see continued variations on the theme.
Sources: Claris Healthcare; ORTHOWORLD Inc.