Timmins, ON – The Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) is supporting surgical patients at home during the COVID-19 pandemic with SeamlessMD, a digital patient engagement platform, starting with patients having Orthopaedic surgery. TADH launched the technology through Ontario Health’s recent Surgical Transitions initiative for hospitals to rapidly implement pre and post-op monitoring technology for safer surgical transitions from hospital to home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SeamlessMD enables TADH to safely discharge patients sooner and minimize unnecessary in-person services by guiding patients before and after surgery with personalized education for preparation and recovery, progress-tracking and remote monitoring. Upon discharge from the hospital, patients are able to report their symptoms, pain scores, and share wound photos using their own devices, and receive custom recommendations. TADH aims for the technology to help patients feel less anxious before surgery and to improve outcomes post-surgery such as a reduction of Emergency Department visits and readmissions.
For the clinical team, SeamlessMD provides dashboards and analytics ranging from real-time patient symptom-tracking to population-level protocol compliance and patient-reported outcomes (PROs). SeamlessMD is the only Canadian company on the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s (OTN) Vendor of Record for Surgical Transition Solutions.
“The implementation of SeamlessMD enables our team to effectively engage and monitor our patients remotely,” explains Natalie Carle, Director, Clinical Services at the Timmins and District Hospital. “COVID-19 has brought on unprecedented challenges to the health care sector so our patients having access to a safe, secure tool from their home is incredibly beneficial.”
“The early feedback from patients using SeamlessMD has been positive. Knowing that our patients receive the right care before they come in for surgery and after they leave the hospital empowers us to minimize the amount of time they spend in the hospital,” explains Sue Turcotte, Physical Therapist at TADH.
“We are thrilled to be supporting Timmins and District Hospital and Ontario’s Northeast community,” shares Dr. Joshua Liu, CEO at SeamlessMD. “This opportunity demonstrates Ontario Health’s ongoing support for our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and we’re grateful for the opportunity to help keep patients safe, healthy, and out of the hospital in our home province.”
About the Timmins and District Hospital
The Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) is a fully accredited community, referral and teaching hospital serving the residents of the City of Timmins and Cochrane District as well as the adjoining areas of the Timiskaming, Sudbury and Algoma districts. The hospital offers a full range of medical, surgical, critical care, maternity, newborn, pediatric, long-term care, mental health and diagnostic imaging services.
For more information, please visit https://tadh.com/
SeamlessMD provides the #1 digital patient engagement platform used by hospitals and health systems to elevate the patient experience, improve outcomes and lower costs. Patients access digital care plans on their smartphones, tablets or computers and are guided through their health conditions or treatments via reminders, education and progress tracking. Providers receive alerts, monitor patients and access analytics to deliver better care. SeamlessMD is directly integrated with Epic and Cerner. Health systems such as Trillium Health Partners, William Osler Health System and Sunnybrook use SeamlessMD to improve patient satisfaction while reducing hospital length of stay, readmissions, and costs.
For more information and to see SeamlessMD in action, please visit: www.seamless.md
For more information please contact:
Timmins and District Hospital
705-267-2131 Ext. 2409