Definition Health

Definition Recovery

Definition Recovery supports patients through their post-operative home recovery journey, providing hospitals with untapped data insights, increased capacity and an improved patient experience.

Definition Recovery – Post-operative patient support

Definition Recovery is a virtual recovery ward that allows patients post-surgical progress to be monitored by healthcare teams while they recover in the comfort of their own home. The virtual recovery ward enables hospitals to increase their capacity by discharging patients from hospitals earlier and avoids unnecessary outpatient appointments by facilitating remote monitoring.

Since Definition Recovery launched in July 2021:
  • 2,134 patients have been remotely monitored
  • 9,020 individual diary entries have been completed
  • 2,436 photos have been uploaded by patients

Patient benefits

  • Patients feel better connected to their hospital whilst recovering in the comfort of their home
  • Answers to FAQs and other relevant information is surfaced at relevant times throughout the recovery journey
  • Patients can rest assured knowing their recovery progress is being monitored remotely
  • Patients can see positive trends in their recovery progress and look back at how far they’ve come
  • Less unnecessary travel to hospital appointments

Hospital benefits

  • Remove silent periods/blind spots between discharge and routine outpatient appointments
  • Increase hospital capacity by removing unnecessary appointments and discharging patients earlier
  • Enable data-driven decision making
  • Identify urgent problems earlier
  • Prevent hospital readmissions
  • Analyse previously untapped data to identify trends and improve care

Diary entries allow patients to self-report symptoms, share their progress with, and have their questions answered by clinicians during their recovery – all without attending a physical outpatient appointment. Pictures and videos can be uploaded to monitor wound healing and physiotherapy progress.

Patients can reach out to the hospital when needed, feeling connected to their hospital with the added knowledge their progress is pro-actively being monitored. Urgent problems can be immediately identified and treated. This previously untapped data allows clinicians to review and make data-driven decisions to provide personalised care.

Patient Feedback

“It’s really good to know there’s someone taking an interest in my recovery”

“It’s nice to know that there’s someone watching if you’re stuck at home on your own”

“It opens up a new avenue of communication after your surgery.”

“It’s a great bit of software, really like it. Not heard or seen anything like it before. Helps remove work for the hospital and keeps an eye on me as the patient”

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