By: 23 April 2021
Open Medical teams up with DePuy Synthes to enhance patient care pathways in trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Open Medical Ltd has announced a 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 digital transformation of existing care pathways, using Open Medical’s patient pathway management software solutions, including the PathpointTM eTrauma platform, alongside DePuy Synthes’ orthopaedic 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 provides digital transformation of clinical care pathways across multiple specialties, with the PathpointTM eTrauma pathway management system for trauma & orthopaedic surgery being utilised in more than 25 NHS Trusts in the UK.

Key benefits from collaboration include:

● 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 prioritise 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, totalling 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 point of entry using the internationally recognised SNOMED-CT terminology, providing significantly improved reporting capabilities and quickly generating meaningful care metrics. This data can be utilised in a meaningful way to support future service planning and improvement.