It can be disappointing when you are working through a project that extends over time; for example, an art project or even a television series, and you are unable to complete it or can’t complete it to your level of satisfaction.  Imagine that project is a surgical procedure and the patient and surgical team have been working together to prepare for the surgery - and then the patient doesn’t show up fully prepared, causing the procedure to be rescheduled.  Or there is no communication between the patient and the surgical team after the patient is discharged from the hospital - and the patient ends up in the emergency room for a complication that the surgical team would have noticed before it became an issue.  Or even worse, the patient doesn’t recover. Perioperative surgical care is focused on bringing together the patient and care team to work together during the pre-, intra-, and postoperative stages of surgery to improve quality outcomes and reduce costs.  The CareScriptions® mobile platform transforms perioperative surgical care by connecting surgical teams and patients throughout the entire continuum of care, from the moment a procedure is scheduled through full recovery, providing collaborative connected care for the best possible recovery outcomes. It enables the surgical team and patient to communicate and work together as a team from one consistent pathway, individualized for the patient, every step of the way.  CareScriptions® provides guidance to the patient from the moment the surgery is scheduled, so they show up for the procedure fully prepared.  It supports scheduled follow up visits between the patient and care team via tele-videoconferencing during the crucial time period immediately after the patient is released from the hospital as well as ad-hoc calls whenever the patient feels concerned, saving on costly emergency room visits and readmissions.  When a team is able to work together efficiently, outcomes improve, quality is increased, and patients are satisfied.  More importantly, the project makes it all the way to completion and the patient has the best possible recovery outcomes, something everyone can be happy about.  ...

Technology has empowered patients; they have greater access to information through the Internet and support through social media. Technology has also empowered the physician, both in terms of having greater access to information and being able to work with a better informed patient who is now an active participant in their healthcare and recovery. Technology is also helping to connect the patient to the physician, increasing the quality of communication, patient adherence, and satisfaction. This has not only led to better outcomes for the patient, but also a decrease in hospitalization and costs[1].  While technology may enable shorter hospital stays, there is a potential for readmission.  Readmissions are often the result of poor communication and execution during the patient’s preparation, discharge and recovery process. Not only are they costly, high-risk, and potentially life threatening, they are most often completely preventable. Seremedi empowers hospitals with solutions to help reduce unplanned re-admissions through the introduction of CareScriptions™ and the ability to deliver collaborative connected care, supporting the doctor-patient commitment to work together through patient recovery.  With CareScriptions™ not only are you able to maintain a high-touch quality of care for your patient, but you are also alerted to changes in your patient’s vitals and activities so you can identify potential complications before they lead to costly re-admissions, helping you, your patient, and your institution achieve the best possible outcomes. [1] Wildevuur SE, Simonse LW. Information and Communication Technology–Enabled Person-Centered Care for the “Big Five” Chronic Conditions: Scoping Review. Eysenbach G, ed. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2015;17(3):e77. doi:10.2196/jmir.3687. ...