Global trends show growing patient volumes and fewer physiotherapists
The number of patients with musculoskeletal complaints is increasing worldwide. The pressure on care is going up and the number of physiotherapists per 1000 inhabitants is decreasing.
One-to-one physiotherapy is not sustainable with current global demand.
To date, various government agencies and health insurers have taken measures to reduce consumption in order to control healthcare costs. This has shown to be a paradoxical relationship that often leads to care postponement, reliance on medication, and ultimately a great need for proper musculoskeletal care.
It is inevitable that new technological innovations must relieve the ever-increasing pressure on musculoskeletal care.
Because of these trends, it is inevitable that new technological innovations must be deployed to cope with the ever-increasing pressure on musculoskeletal care. The question is not how we can reduce care consumption but how we can support the growing patient volumes with less manpower and more innovative technology.
EVE software provides crucial exercise data for physiotherapists
Inspired by the intensive care department of a hospital where screens continuously monitor the patient’s crucial parameters, EVE provides a similar experience for an exercise therapy patient.
EVE is a physiotherapist’s virtual assistant. It continuously monitors the person’s exercise parameters and provides all data and information online and in real time.
The physiotherapist follows along with EVE as several people exercise independently.
EVE is a virtual eye that accurately monitors the patient’s exercise progression. Via the EVE platform, a physiotherapist can follow along as several patients train at once. He or she monitors patients’ exercise compliance scores to ensure proper technique is followed.
This compliance score refers to how well the patient adheres to the individually prescribed range of motion, weight resistance, speed, and repetition amount. When compliance scores are below average, a physiotherapist intervenes and can easily make changes to the exercise program.
After completing an exercise, EVE shows the compliance score and asks for patient feedback.
Likewise, when a patient reports that an exercise was too difficult, the physiotherapist can see this and immediately take action. The physiotherapist can discuss with the patient what may be his or her problem with that exercise, and make the right changes to the treatment program. This can be anything from decreasing the range of motion to make the exercise more comfortable to slowing down the speed of the exercise. When changes are made, EVE saves these automatically so there is no guesswork left for either the physiotherapist or patient.
EVE is a virtual assistant that accurately monitors the patient’s exercise progression.
EVE follows all patients simultaneously so the physiotherapist can track several people’s exercise program at once.
The EVE virtual assistant increases a physiotherapist’s productivity
With the DAVID devices and the EVE virtual assistant, the traditional 1:1 treatment of the physiotherapist changes to a 1:6 treatment. The technology increases quantity of treatment and does not decrease the quality of treatment. Think back to the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) example where technology has drastically reduced the number of ICU nurses per patient to 1:3.
The DAVID technology makes it no longer necessary for a physiotherapist to stand directly next to a patient as they exercise. The devices support the patient’s independent exercise while also collecting all training data. This gives the physiotherapist more time for a patient who needs more attention. In fact, the physiotherapist’s time is freed up from manual work, and he or she can focus on more critical tasks.
In this case, the 80 state to 20 rule applies. 20% of the patients require 80% of the attention. A patient who needs less attention can independently complete their treatment program with minimal therapist intervention.
EVE is a game changer for physiotherapists.
The implementation of the DAVID devices and EVE software is a game changer for both patients and physiotherapists. The technology increases patient satisfaction, records patient results, and makes treatment more efficient.
For physiotherapists, the EVE virtual assistant provides new therapeutic insights. Also, it enables therapists to pay more attention to patients who need it. EVE takes the guesswork out of exercise therapy treatment.
Learn more about EVE as a clinic virtual assistant by watching the video below. Feel free to contact us!