Digital Patient Care Pathways in Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery
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Digital Patient Care Pathways in Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery


Open Medical Ltd is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with DePuy Synthes, the Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson, to provide best-in-breed digital patient care pathways in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. The partnership will allow providers and clinicians to deliver the digital transformation of existing care pathways, using Open Medical’s patient pathway management software solutions, including the market-leading PathpointTM eTrauma platform, alongside DePuy Synthes industry-leading orthopedic medical device technology.

From March 2021, providers using DePuy Synthes’ surgical products will be able to complement their purchases with Open Medical’s cloud-based PathpointTM software platform through Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies’ Value-Based Healthcare offering, available via the Total Orthopaedic Solutions2 (TOS-2) Commercial Framework for NHS Trusts across the UK.

Open Medical has a sterling track record of providing digital transformation of clinical care pathways across multiple specialties. The PathpointTM eTrauma pathway management system for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery is utilized in over 25 NHS Trusts in the UK.

Key benefits from collaboration

  • Coordination of care – PathpointTM eTrauma’s cloud-based software enables coordination of patient care through real-time collaboration between distributed clinical and non-clinical teams.
  • Improved patient triage and tracking – PathpointTM eTrauma helps triage and prioritize daily workloads, enabling seamless planning of patient care through integrated care pathways, regardless of location, and transcending geographical boundaries.
  • Efficiency savings – PathpointTM eTrauma’s proven benefits include saving up to 20 hours of clinicians time per month, and reducing the costs of inpatient episodes from a 12% decrease in trauma admissions, totaling up to £1.6 million in savings per year. Moreover, further benefits include an up to 50% reduction in injury-to-theatre time for trauma patients.
  • Data capture and data-driven care – Using advanced natural language processing, clinical information is immediately coded at the entry point using the internationally recognized SNOMED-CT terminology, providing significantly improved reporting capabilities and quickly generating meaningful care metrics. This data can be utilized in a meaningful way to support future service planning and improvement.
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Commenting on the partnership, Michael Shenouda, Medical Director at Open Medical Ltd, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to partner with the world’s leading medical devices company, to really enhance the service we can deliver to patient care providers. The collaboration will allow clinicians to manage their patient pathways through innovative solutions, using the latest technology in medical implants and software services, ensuring that patients receive the best care in a timely and efficient manner and with evidence-based technology. We hope that the collaboration will increase accessibility to solutions that have been demonstrated to improve patient care and outcomes.”

eTrauma is a cloud-based clinical coordination platform that replaces whiteboards, notebooks, and paper lists with digital pathways. It supports clinical teams to configure & customize pathways that are designed to centralize and streamline orthopedic trauma patient care.

Gavin Meadows, Trauma Business Unit Director at DePuy Synthes GB, said: “For more than a year now, the NHS has faced unprecedented capacity and resource challenges as a result of COVID-19. During the pandemic, DePuy Synthes Trauma sought to respond purposefully in bringing new technologies to our customers that support the optimization and streamlining of patient care whilst protecting outcomes, and our partnership with Open Medical is an exciting example of this.”

For information relating to eTrauma, Care Advantage Pathways, or Surgical Process Institute (SPI), please contact us here or contact your local DePuy Synthes representative.

At Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, we use our breadth, scale, and experience to reimagine how healthcare is delivered and help people live longer, healthier lives.

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In a radically changing environment, we are making connections across science and technology to combine our own expertise in surgery, orthopedics, and interventional solutions with the big ideas of others to design and deliver doctor and patient-centric products and solutions.

As part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, DePuy Synthes provides one of the most comprehensive orthopedics portfolios in the world. In specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery, and sports medicine, DePuy Synthes solutions are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.

Open Medical Ltd is the company behind the market-leading platform, PathpointTM eTrauma – a bespoke care pathway management system clinically designed for end-to-end digital trauma workflows. Open Medical’s platforms serve thousands of healthcare professionals across over 60 NHS sites in the UK, providing over 150 customized digital patient care pathways.