Why Orthopedic Companies Struggle with Developing Patient Engagement Software

Surgical Data Feedback Loop

Many orthopedic implant companies (Stryker, DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Biomet and Smith+Nephew) have developed or are developing patient engagement software to collect patient reported outcome measures (PROMs). Correlating a robot's intra-operative surgical data with patients' post-operative PROMs data could increase the situational intelligence of...

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William Kurtz M.D., is a hip and knee replacement surgeon at Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance (TOA). In addition, Dr. Kurtz serves as the President of TOA and the Chief of Orthopedics at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. This article originally appeared as part of The Orthopedic Business Review, where Dr. Kurtz explores tech themes related to healthcare and orthopedics. It was republished here with his permission.

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