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CC mobile platform helps spine patients stay on track through their entire surgical journey
MMS mobile platform helps spine patients stay on track through their entire surgical journey
Sarah E Hodges, BA; Luis A Antezana, BS; Shervin Rahimpour, MD; Abena A Ansah-Yeboah, BS; Rajeev Dharmapurikar, MS; Peter M Grossi, MD; Isaac O Karikari, MD; Oren N Gottfried, MD; Muhammad M Abd-El-Barr, MD, PhD; Michael M Haglund, MD, PhD; Shivanand P Lad, MD, PhD
Found MMS Helpful in Preparing for Surgery
Found MMS Helpful During Recovery
Would Recommend MMS to Family & Friends
Novel technologies to support real-time patient education, engagement, and scalable outcomes collection for surgical procedures are needed.
The Manage My Surgery (MMS) software platform’s modules offer the patients undergoing spine surgery a mobile, patient-centered engagement tool for delivering pre-, peri-, and post-operative information and communication, providing timely prompts and task reminders, and collecting patient-reported outcomes.
To assess the utility and efficacy of a mobile software platform for patient engagement and collection of patient-reported outcomes data.
To evaluate patient experience using MMS to assess the potential of the MMS platform to collect meaningful and robust outcomes in a scalable manner.
To determine the promise of the MMS platform in helping patients navigate their surgical journeys throughout the pre-, peri-, and post-operative surgical periods.
Prospectively-collected data using the MMS software platform in patients undergoing common spine surgeries was retrospectively reviewed.
Surgeries included were anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), spinal fusion, and lumbar discectomy.
Patients provided outcomes via surveys administered through a commercially available smartphone application (MMS) for communication of pre-, peri-, and post-procedure reminders, tasks, and outcomes.
In total, 37 patients (16 ACDF, 18 spinal fusion, and 3 lumbar discectomy patients) participated in this study.
Patients found various features of the software platform helpful for navigating different aspects of their spine procedure.
Overall, 73.0% of patients found MMS helpful in preparing for surgery, 64.9% found MMS helpful during recovery from surgery, and 81.1% of patients would recommend MMS to a friend or family member.
By procedure, among ACDF patients, 87.5% of patients found MMS helpful in preparing for their surgery, and 68.8% found MMS helpful in recovering from their surgery.
For spinal fusion patients, 55.6% of patients found MMS helpful in preparing for surgery and 55.6% found MMS helpful in recovering after surgery.
The MMS platform demonstrates utility during the pre-, peri-, and post-operative period for spine surgery patients, promotes patient engagement, and helps patients stay on track during their procedural journey.
Randomized controlled trials with extended follow-up are in progress and are needed in order to further evaluate the utility of MMS in patients undergoing spine surgery.