Effectiveness of an Automated Digital Remote Guidance and Telemonitoring Platform on Costs, Readmissions, and Complications After Hip and Knee Arthroplasties

An industry first patient engagement study presented at the 2017 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting in Dallas by Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies, and Dr. Benjamin Rosner, Chief Medical Information Officer of HealthLoop, found that patients who underwent total joint replacement, and who were enrolled on an automated digital remote guidance and monitoring platform, experienced a 45.4 percent relative reduction in 90-day hospital readmissions (P= .40), a 54.4 percent relative reduction in 90-day surgical complications (P= .007),and cost an average of $656 less per case (P= .006) compared to patients who were not enrolled on the platform.

Read the full study in the Journal of Arthroplasty.