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Preventice and VOX Telehealth introduce patient education solution to improve recovery from joint replacement surgery
Date:2/12/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The aging Baby Boomer population is driving a significant increase in joint replacement procedures, with a projected increase of 673 percent in knee replacements and a 174 percent increase in hip replacements by 2030, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Representing one of the largest expenditures for the Medicare system, joint replacement procedures often contribute to costly hospital readmissions.

A new patient education platform introduced today through a collaboration between PreventiceTM, a leading developer of mHealth solutions and remote monitoring systems, and VOX Telehealth, a developer and provider of procedure-specific mobile solutions for patient education and recovery monitoring, is designed to engage patients and improve outcomes.

This new technology solution, called the VOX OrthoCare Program, is the first product of a previously announced collaboration between Preventice and VOX Telehealth that was designed to help both companies make a significant impact on the health care system through improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, reduced readmissions, more efficient care delivery, and reduced costs. The OrthoCare Program will be introduced this summer to patients at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Va., which is part of the Bon Secours Health System.

"Our focus on orthopedic care speaks to the documented need for better education and compliance with treatment and recovery plans in this specialty area," said David Brown , CEO of VOX Telehealth. "By rolling the program out through the Bon S
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