Connect Health, the leading independent provider of community musculoskeletal (MSK) services, is rolling out Physitrack, a web and iOS-based exercise app that allows clinicians to engage with patients around high-quality exercises and patient information, throughout the UK.
Patients can instantly access information via the PhysiApp patient portal or downloadable app, where they can engage visually with a clinician, watch video demonstrations of their prescribed exercises and record compliance, enhancing patient outcomes and improving choice.
Richard Pell, Head of Service Transition at Connect:
“We have enhanced our online digital platform for patients, supporting the patient self-management and self-efficacy agenda. Our aim is to give patients increased choice of how and when they access our services. Bringing care into the community and closer to home. Physitrack is a high quality, stable, scalable and easy to use solution that benefits both patients and our clinicians and we are very excited about this partnership.”
The investment in Physitrack ties in with Connect’s digital strategy which includes linking to predictive analysis on how to build up care plans, video consultations, live exercise demos and AI in order to make systems more efficient and effective. Developments in digital health will be groundbreaking for patients and for the MSK industry as a whole.
Benefits of Physitrack are:
- Patients can record compliance including how much pain they felt, how easy it was and what they have been able to complete
- The ability for clinicians to select relevant exercises and outcome measures and build bespoke templates
- Access to Connect standard exercise templates, patient information leaflets and other useful information, both pictures and videos
- Reporting capabilities – allowing the storage and analysis of the data inputted in order to provide better services
Matthew Wyatt, Consultant Physiotherapist added
“This is a clinical led initiative to enhance patient care. Our recent survey showed that 72% of our clinicians felt that Physitrack met the needs of patients a great deal. Giving it an overall rating of 7/10. This is fantastic feedback. This it means our clinicians feel we have invested in a worthwhile system with benefits to both patients and clinicians.”
Jo Harrison, Senior Occupational Physiotherapist commented.
“The bespoke function is really useful and allows us to tailor the exercise programs to our individual patient’s needs. If you know the specific exercises you want to use you can simply search for it by name, for example ‘knee rolls’, then adjust and change as required. The ready-made templates are also a really useful tool to make it for clinicians. It is quick and easy to create programs, especially for common conditions on up to date research and evidence-based practice.”
Physitrack is being implementing across all Connect Health contracts, both NHS and occupational health. This will enhance the patient journey, improving access to professionals and bespoke video exercise programmes.
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