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MMS mobile platform helps patients stay engaged to promote optimal outcomes
Shervin Rahimpour, MD; Sarah E Hodges, BA; Luis A Antezana, BS; Abena A Ansah-Yeboah, BS; Rajeev Dharmapurikar, MS; John Hatheway, MD; Michael Warrick, MD; Scott Berlin, MD; Benjamin Seeman, DO; Shivanand P Lad, MD, PhD
Found MMS Helpful Recovering From Their SCS
Found MMS Helpful Communicating with Care Team
Novel technologies to support real-time patient education, engagement, and scalable outcomes collection for surgical procedures are needed.
The Manage My Surgery (MMS) Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) module is a mobile clinical decision support application that provides:
a mobile, patient-centered engagement tool for delivering pre-, peri-, and post-operative SCS information;
scalable patient-reported outcomes collection;
a HIPAA-compliant two-way messaging platform with a Clinical Specialist Educator for real-time support and goal setting.
To assess the utility and efficacy of a mobile software platform for patient engagement and collecting patient-reported outcomes.
To evaluate the potential of the Manage My Surgery (MMS) platform to collect meaningful outcomes in a scalable manner.
To determine if the Manage My Surgery (MMS) platform holds promise for helping patients navigate their surgical journey and help in the pre-, peri-, and post-operative surgical periods.
Prospectively-collected data using the MMS mobile device platform in patients undergoing Medtronic SCS trial and permanent implant procedures.
E-consent was obtained through the HIPAA compliant, mobile software platform.
All data was de-identified, aggregated, and analyzed.
A total of 20 patients (15 trial SCS and 5 permanent SCS patients) agreed to participate and logged onto the mobile software platform.
For trial SCS patients, 100% of those that participated experienced >50% pain relief as documented their patient-reported outcomes.
Furthermore, patients found various features of the software platform helpful for navigating different aspects of their SCS procedure, with 81% finding MMS helpful in recovering from their SCS procedure and 94% in communicating with their Clinical Specialist Educator.
In addition, 95% of patients would recommend MMS to a friend or family member.
73% Found MMS Helpful in Preparing for Their Surgery
Figure 1: Patient ratings of the utility of Manage My Surgery (MMS) platform for spine surgery during the pre-operative period.
64.9% Found MMS Helpful in Recovering from Their Surgery
Figure 2: Patient ratings of the utility of Manage My Surgery (MMS) platform for spine surgery during the post-operative period
81.1% Would Recommend MMS to Friends and Family
Figure 3: Patient ratings of likelihood of recommending the Manage My Surgery (MMS) platform for spine surgery
The MMS platform demonstrates utility both during the SCS Trial and Permanent procedures.
In patients with chronic pain, novel patient engagement and follow-up tools such as MMS may be a good option for keeping patients engaged with the therapy and ensuring patients stay on track during their procedural journey.
Randomized, controlled trials with extended follow-up are in progress and are needed to further evaluate the utility of MMS in patients with chronic pain undergoing SCS.