Major orthopedics companies aren’t sitting idly by as bundled payments and Medicare’s mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model impact their customers. Stryker’s Performance Solutions business has been unveiling technology to help patients prepare for joint replacement surgeries as well as data analysis tools for hospitals looking to improve care and cut costs.
In July, Stryker’s Performance Solutions (SPS) announced Episode Performance Manager, an expansion of its digital platform, to give hospitals actionable data reports pulled from analysis of CMS’s raw claims data. A couple months earlier, the company also released its JointCOACH platform to give patients more information about the joint replacement procedures they are schedule to undergo.
By Marie Thibault | MD&DI