Via the Professional UI, the clinician has an overview of their patients and individual programmes. The professional software is designed not only to provide the clinician with a means of designing a personalised rehabilitation programme for their patient, but also to assess the patient’s on-going recovery progress against it, adjusting their rehabilitation routine if appropriate.
Alerts appear against patients who have failed to progress through their programme or have repeatedly missed tests, thereby highlighting those potentially struggling with their recovery. The clinician can then investigate and establish whether they need to be prioritised for outpatient support.
Prioritisation of post-operative resources – The approach adopted by many hospitals is to provide all orthopaedic patients with the same post-operative support package, but like any other area of healthcare, the resources to support this care pathway are under intense pressure and need to be prioritised. Should the clinician decide that a patient is progressing well at home based on the data gathered by BPMpathway, they may elect to spare them an unnecessary trip to hospital, thereby freeing up resources that would otherwise have been allocated to them to other patients who need them more.
Identification of potential issues – The first outpatient appointment to check on progress post-discharge is typically 4-6 weeks following surgery. During this initial phase of their recovery, potential complications may go unnoticed by the patient, resulting in the risk of further hospitalisation and surgery.
The clinician reviews the progress data through multiple methods of data visualisation, graphical and tabular, to assess how the patient is recovering. Supported by BPMpathway, the clinician can identify subtle deterioration in the comprehensive progress data, which the patient might otherwise dismiss as a blip, but may be indicative of a developing issue that requires intervention. Similarly, an escalation in reported pain would alert the clinician to an area for concern. Swiftly identifying and dealing with such matters can avoid escalation to the point of further surgical intervention, with all the costs and distress to the patient that it entails.