When we started STREAMD, our primary goal was to create a service that would guide patients through their surgical experience and provide them with a source of information, encouragement, and empowerment. This has not changed. More than ever, we continue to value our patients, and have subsequently built our product on the shoulders of their voices! To our patients, WE THANK YOU for your ideas and voices!Read More
The next blog series will focus on Integrating the Patient’s Voice while developing and maintaining an mHealth digital tool.
Over the last few years, as patients grow into more of the role of a healthcare consumer, healthcare providers and payers have been actively leveraging various healthcare digital tools to connect them (the patients) to their care. We have discussed in the past how mHealth is an important tool for improving patient engagement because so much of the technology is already consumer-facing.Read More
What would happen if we spent less time talking about pre-operative pain, post-operative pain, pain medicine, other methods of pain control, etc… and focused more on what was most important to patients during their recovery? This question is the driver behind our motivation to learn about what inspires our patients towards recovery. If we want to engage patients so badly, we should focus more time and attention to what is most important to them!Read More
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty! Over a 11-month data collection period, we had 186 patients submit their inspirations to us last year. (Obviously, with plenty more that still currently are sent!)Read More
When we first began our STREAMD journey almost 3 years ago, we became fascinated with discovering what inspires patients to seek surgery, and then endure through the arduous recovery. We started with total knee and hip replacements because we were interacting with them on a daily basis at that time. These were busy clinics and operative days treating patients with seemingly similar problems. However, while discussing their debilitating hip or knee pain, we were immediately drawn to the impact of their pain and disability.Read More