CCH joins SeamlessMD for pre- and post-surgical monitoring

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) has launched SeamlessMD, a digital patient engagement platform used by hospitals and health systems across North America to improve the surgical experience for patients.

The hospital will implement SeamlessMD across multiple lines of surgical services including total hip and knee replacement, shoulder, breast, colorectal, and for all emergency general surgeries.

With SeamlessMD, patients undergoing surgery at CHC are guided from pre-surgical preparation to post-surgical recovery via personalized education, progress tracking and monitoring of post-operative symptoms using their own device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, computer).

After surgery while recovering from home, patients can access education and self-assessment data such as pain scores, symptoms, range of motion and remotely share photos of their wounds via the platform.

CCH providers can monitor patients on dashboards allowing for personalized care recommendations and faster intervention from the surgical care team if needed.

Increased engagement with surgical patients through SeamlessMD will also help reduce length of hospital stays, readmissions and emergency department visits.

“With SeamlessMD, patients are empowered to take charge of their own care, as the platform provides the tools to effectively self-manage at home,” says Dr. Chris Raynor, orthopedic surgeon at CCH. “It can help patients feel less anxious, more engaged, prepared and connected to their care team.”

CCH will also be the first hospital in Canada to integrate SeamlessMD with its Cerner electronic health record (EHR) using SMART on FHIR technology – the latest EHR interoperability framework. This integration will allow CCH to streamline patient recruitment and tracking on SeamlessMD directly into the Cerner patient record.

“SeamlessMD is an important technology that aligns well with our mission to provide an exceptional care experience for every patient. Its implementation, along with the fact that CCH is the first hospital in Canada to integrate it into its electronic health record, also underscores the hospital’s commitment to being an innovative leader in the delivery of health,” adds Dr. Raynor.

“We are thrilled to partner with CCH as the hospital continues to demonstrate exemplary leadership in healthcare innovation,” said Dr. Joshua Liu, CEO of SeamlessMD. “As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our community through the delivery of effective virtual care, and we are grateful for the continued support provided by Ontario Health.

For more information on SeamlessMD at CCH, please visit www.cornwallhospital/en/seamlessmd.

Christine E. Phillips