StayWell Targets Joint Replacement Surgery with Launch of CareEngage Prepare for Ortho

Nicole Latimer, CEO, StayWell

With Medicare’s plans to have at least 50 percent of traditional payments flow through alternative models by 2018, health systems need to develop programs to help patients understand and be prepared to navigate their entire surgical episode.

More than a year after the implementation of bundled payments for joint replacements at 800 U.S. hospitals, there is evidence this payment model can produce savings for hospitals and improve experiences for patients. And while the new administration debates whether to expand the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program, it is more important than ever for hospitals to adopt patient-facing technology that supports care delivery in a bundled-payment structure.

The StayWell Company, a health solutions provider that specializes in behavior change and patient engagement, announced today the availability of CareEngage Prepare for Ortho. This new, interactive, patient engagement program integrates with electronic health records to improve patient compliance and clinical workflows before, during, and after orthopedic surgery.

CareEngage Prepare for Ortho draws on 40 years of StayWell’s expertise in providing engagement tools and patient education materials to guide patients on their care journey. The platform is powered by Doctella Smartlist technology and features award-winning Krames content in the form of customizable surgical checklists. CareEngage Prepare for Ortho seamlessly accommodates the unique protocols and workflows of individual physicians and surgical centers, while helping to brand the health system as innovative and patient-centered. CareEngage Prepare for Ortho is designed to include the following benefits:

  • Increasing adherence by…

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