Health & Wellness

Press Releases

Saint Peter’s Partners With SeamlessMD To Implement Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program

A screenshot illustrates a sample SeamlessMD smartphone interaction. Credits: Submitted photo

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has selected SeamlessMD’s patient engagement platform to launch its new enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program and extend the support of the hospital into its patients’ homes.

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs integrate evidence-based interventions into multidisciplinary care plans for the perioperative pathway. A large body of research has shown ERAS programs to reduce hospital length of stay and patient morbidity.

Saint Peter’s, which operates one of the largest maternity services in the New Jersey and New York region, is one of the first healthcare systems in the country to provide an ERAS program for caesarean section patients. The healthcare system is also expanding its ERAS program to support patients having major colon surgery, gynaecologic surgery and other major surgeries.

Sign Up for E-News

Since September, patients enrolled in Saint Peter’s ERAS program have had access to the SeamlessMD platform on their smartphone, tablet or computer, and they are guided through every step of the ERAS pathway. The SeamlessMD platform supports patients through preparation, in-hospital care and at-home recovery using reminders, tasks, progress tracking and feedback. Saint Peter’s can track its patients’ progress in real-time, intervene sooner for at-risk patients and monitor the success of its ERAS program using advanced reporting and analytics.

“When we decided to implement ERAS at our healthcare system, we wanted to do more than just implement the protocols,” said Attila Kett, MD, medical director of obstetrical anesthesia at Saint Peter’s. “We needed a way to effectively educate our patients, measure their compliance and continuously improve our program over time. We chose SeamlessMD because of its terrific patient experience, the robustness of the platform and the clinical research supporting their system for ERAS.”

“Our patients are eager for technology to support them outside the hospital,” said Elizabeth Cherot, MD, the obstetrics and gynecology champion for the program. “With SeamlessMD, we are able to deliver a higher quality patient experience, help our patients recover faster and keep a closer eye on our patients who can be vulnerable to problems after surgery.”

Implementing an ERAS program is a significant undertaking for a healthcare system, requiring improved coordination between providers, more comprehensive patient education and increased data collection needs. SeamlessMD’s robust platform, which incorporates multimodal patient education, automated data collection and advanced reporting, will enable Saint Peter’s to streamline its implementation of ERAS across different surgery programs.

“Our healthcare system is focused on continuous quality improvement and to do that our team must have the right data and the right tools,” said Howard Lakritz, MD, chairman of anesthesia for Saint Peter’s. “The SeamlessMD platform is accelerating our implementation of ERAS across the healthcare system and enabling us to continuously measure and improve the effectiveness of our ERAS program for our patients.”

“SeamlessMD is honored to support Saint Peter’s and its mission to deliver the best care possible for their patients,” said Joshua Liu, MD, CEO of SeamlessMD. “We are excited to help Saint Peter’s partner with its patients on the road to recovery.”

About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees the system’s outpatient facilities. These include the CARES Surgicenter; New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab; Community Care Services Inc., and Saint Peter’s Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, please visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.

About SeamlessMD

SeamlessMD provides the leading patient engagement and clinical intelligence platform for surgery.  Leading hospitals and health systems use SeamlessMD to enhance the patient experience, improve surgical outcomes and lower costs. The SeamlessMD platform supports patients through preparation and recovery with reminders, video-based education, progress tracking and clinical data collection. Providers and administrators can access clinical intelligence tools to track patient compliance, catch complications earlier and improve population health.

For more information about SeamlessMD, please visit www.seamless.md.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

New Brunswick

The Jaffe Briefing - August 11, 2017

**The Jaffe Briefing Heads to the Beach on Monday, Returning After Labor Day**

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

LAMBERTVILLE -  Suds will be flowing Sunday night, as Dawn dish liquid has invited the entire town to a Family Dinner on North Union Street to see if it can clean 5,760 dishes... with just one bottle of dish liquid. The company is building a 2,000-foot-long ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, August 25, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, September 9

Edison High School Matthew J. Drawl Stadium, Edison

Edison High School Festival of Marching

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink Giving Back Other Sports

Carousel_image_88a0130aec15e82cf98b_ferryslip_poster-new

Sat, September 9, 7:00 PM

Perth Amboy Artworks, Perth Amboy

Proper and Joseph Frame Live at the Ferry Slip

Arts & Entertainment

At $209M, Rutgers Breaks Single-Year Fundraising Record

August 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It pays to be a Scarlet Knight.

Rutgers University raised more than $209 million over the past academic year, shattering its prior record by 11 percent, according to the school. Nearly 50,000 donors—from large institutions to alumni—contributed money, a number that broke yet another record, Rutgers said in a press release.

“Thanks to the ...

How Rutgers Alumni are Bringing Quail Back to New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Outside Rutgers Gardens and a few other choice spots, this city and its high-rise apartment buildings and busy streets seemingly bear little connection to New Jersey's vast woodlands. Yet from this urban center, Rutgers University has managed to impact the wildest stretches of the state.

Just look at the Northern Bobwhite Quail.

Not long ago, the lack of young ...

Amid Trump's Garden State Vacation, Rutgers Professor Blasts Anti-Jersey Jokers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University may tout its global reach, but this weekend one of its professors went to bat for its Jersey Roots.

Brian Murphy, a history professor and director of the Honors College at Rutgers' Newark campus, wrote a column for Politico Magazine on the Garden State, its presidential history and its rich—if often mocked—culture.

The ...

Woman Suffers Minor Injuries After Car Goes Into Water (VIDEO)

August 18, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Somerset woman suffered only minor injuries after escaping her car, which was submerged under about 8 feet of water Friday morning, police said.

According to police, Stephanie Trent, 42, of Somerset, was driving her 2013 Honda Accord south on Route 1, near the Islamic Society of Central New Jersey mosque, at 8:30 a.m. when she swerved to the right to avoid a ...

Morris County Woman Confessed to Grandma Anti-Freeze Murder Plot, Police Say

August 14, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The Succasunna woman accused of trying to poison her grandmother with anti-freeze last month admitted her actions both to investigators and to a friend, according to police.

When questioned by detectives, the woman, Elise Conroy, 26, admitted pouring anti-freeze into grape juice she gave to her grandmother in late July, police said. They said she confessed that her plan was ...

OPINION

NJ Audubon Lauds Lawmaker on Efforts to Keep Open Parks and Beaches

August 4, 2017

Dear TAPInto Editor:

New Jersey Audubon appreciates the work of Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27th Dist), the sponsor of legislation that requires state parks, forests and other natural and historic areas to remain open to the public for seven days if state government is shut down in the future.

This legislation, A5128, which received strong bi-partisan support, provides a safeguard to ...

Open House For New Independent Living Program

August 22, 2017

The Pathways to Adult Living (PAL) program, designed to ensure a successful transition to independent living for 18 – 21 year-old students with disabilities who have completed their high school academic requirements, will hold an Open House from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 at the program’s renovated storefront at 95 Main Street in Sayreville.

An initiative ...

Open Letter to Rutgers Administration Over Hypocrisy

August 7, 2017

Rutgers University,

Isn’t intellectual diversity a wonderful concept? Unlike race, gender, sexual orientation or religion, ideas carry with them real variety. Regardless of aesthetic difference, we’re all the same on the inside. What makes people, and students, unique are our varying ideas, not what we look like. That’s the diversity our university should ...