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13 12, 2019

Healthcare Communication Technology Provides Benefits

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New technology is rapidly being implemented in the healthcare industry and as a result, better care and new practices are emerging. With the power of smartphones has come the ability to communicate with one another in mere seconds regardless of location or time of day. The impact of this new technology is making its way

6 12, 2019

Studies Show That Costs Quadruple When SSIs Develop After Hip, Knee Replacements

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Infections are less than ideal in all cases as they are taxing on a patient and extremely costly. A study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology found that the total 1-year health care cost for patients who develop complex surgical site infections, or SSIs, following hip and knee replacements are more than four times

20 11, 2019

How to Use TracPatch

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What is TracPatch? TracPatch is a two-piece device that attaches to a patient’s leg, above and below the knee, after a total knee replacement surgery. It continuously collects activity data including range of motion (ROM), exercise compliance, wound site temperature trends and ambulation, through a centralized app, and sends it to the healthcare provider who is then able to review and track patient progress throughout the entire episode of

1 11, 2019

How Much More Physical Therapy is Right for Elderly Patients?

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It is understood that the key to successful rehabilitation is physical therapy and regular exercise, however, the question that remains is how much additional physical therapy is right for elderly patients? For these patients, leaving home to go to physical therapy sessions can be a difficult task, but doing exercises regularly at home without a

10 10, 2019

Getting to Know Director of Marketing & Business Development, Douglas McCollum

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At Consensus, our company culture is driven by the talented individuals who work here. We have created the employee spotlight series to highlight our team members who are working hard to make the Consensus experience a truly outstanding one. This month we talked with Director of Marketing and Business Development, Douglas McCollum. With a passion

4 10, 2019

Location of Patients is Impacting Hospital Readmission Rates

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When it’s time for a patient to undergo joint replacement surgery oftentimes readmission rate affects the choice of which hospital they decide to have the procedure at. Readmission rate measures unplanned readmissions, both related and unrelated to the procedure, following elective hip or knee replacement within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital1 so it’s

27 09, 2019

Study Reveals Automated Text Messages Improve Outcomes After Joint Replacement Surgery

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The development of smartphone technology and text messaging has fostered a kind of communication never seen before. The ability to communicate with one another in mere seconds regardless of location or time of day has created a new kind of global connectedness and the healthcare industry has begun utilizing it to enhance the patient care

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