Huma's Peri-Op Solution
Huma’s Peri-Op solution helps clinical teams gain insight into their patients’ health while supporting them each step of the way.
The Huma solution for total joint replacements has initially been launched in partnership with Smith & Nephew to help guide patients through their journey whilst collecting validated patient-reported outcomes for Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty.
F U N C T I O N A L I T Y
How the solution works
Huma’s Peri-Op solution has two parts: a patient app and a web-based portal for surgical teams. The patient app provides timed educational content, activity tracking, and in-licensed questionnaires (e.g. EQ-5D-5L, PROMIS-CAT pain interference, and physical function questionnaires) to ensure patients are optimised pre-op and provided with increased support post-op.
The web-based portal provides aggregated, anonymised real-world data that can be used to correlate outcomes with the type of knee/hip implant, surgery, and rehabilitation approach to support further improvements in clinical care.
L I V E P R O J E C T
Huma’s Peri-Operative solution for Smith & Nephew
Huma’s peri-operative solution for Smith & Nephew has been developed for total joint arthroplasty patients. The app allows patients to remotely track symptoms, outcomes, and vitals, allowing hospitals to plan their surgical pathways and improve patient care.
The app also integrates further functionalities to support COVID-19 tracking (Symptoms, Questionnaires, Temperature via a smartphone) and virtual remote visits (Telemedicine).
EQ5D, OKS, PROMIS-CAT, OHS, COVID-19 Risk Score
Steps, Activity, and other vitals via phone integration, Temperature via connected device or self-input
Peri-Op content to optimise surgery/recovery alongside COVID-19 & self isolation information
Enabling scheduling and conducting virtual patient visits within the app
Knee/hip (stiffness etc.) and COVID-19 symptom log (fever, cough, sore throat etc.)
K E Y B E N E F I T S
Outcomes from pre-op optimisation
Existing research published by comparable solutions has proved that pre-op optimisation improves surgical outcomes
Reduced length of stay
By enhancing patient activation through an RPM solution it has been proved that patient length of stay can be reduced by 1-day1
Reduced pain perception & increased satisfaction
Using a digital solution to increase patients’ participation in their care has reduced pain intensity post-op in addition to increasing patient satisfaction with care2
Reduced negative outcomes
RPM is able to identify higher risk patients to enable closer monitoring of their recovery2, providing digitised information on recovery and infection prevention reducing the rate of 30-day readmissions3
K E Y B E N E F I T S
Outcomes from Huma’s pre and post-op solution
From our peri-operative partnerships, we have identified the target outcome areas where our solution can impact:
Decrease pre-op anxiety
Educating patients around the main topics that could cause the most anxiety
Increase patient activation
Relevant educational content that engages patients. Contextual learning to help patients achieve certain requirements e.g. weight loss
Reduce unplanned cancellations
Improved visibility of health data between the patient and clinician pre surgery and visibility of surgical timeline
Reduce length of stay
Patients become better prepared for surgery through personal goal setting. Pushed contextual learning informs the patient of their procedure and recovery process
Reduce negative outcomes
Improved visibility and communication of health data post surgery between the patient and clinician. Rehabilitation information shared in learn content
P A T H W A Y S
Demonstration of patient & Healthcare team pathways for Huma’s Smith & Nephew Peri-Op solution
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1 McDonall J, de Steiger R, Reynolds J, et al Patient activation intervention to facilitate participation in recovery after total knee replacement (MIME): a cluster randomised cross-over trialBMJ Quality & Safety 2019;28:782-792
2 Angela Gibson, Sarah Tevis, Gregory Kennedy, Readmission after delayed diagnosis of surgical site infection: a focus on prevention using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, The American Journal of Surgery, Volume 207, Issue 6, 2014, Pages 832-839
3 Telehealth electronic monitoring to reduce postdischarge complications and surgical site infections after arterial revascularization with groin incision, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Volume 66, Issue 6,2017, Pages 1902-1908