PeerWell Launches Daily Patient Preparation and Recovery App for Outpatient Joint Replacement

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Same-day hip and knee replacement patients now have access to fully-automated PreHab and ReHab technology



Successful outpatient surgery relies heavily on healthy patients and accurate patient selection. PeerWell not only optimizes patient health before surgery day, but provides valuable data about patient progress and risk.

PeerWell, the healthcare technology company helping patients prepare for and recover from orthopaedic surgery, has announced an extension of its platform designed specifically for outpatient joint replacement centers. The announcement coincides with CMS greenlighting coverage for knee replacement surgery in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

Experts estimate that the demand for hip and knee replacement surgery will grow 77 percent over the next 10 years with a predicted 50 percent or more of these cases completed in an outpatient setting.

“PeerWell's outpatient pre-operative preparation [PreHab] program means that more patients can be indicated for outpatient surgery. With PeerWell’s guidance and support, the benefits of same-day surgery can be extended to patients who otherwise may not qualify,” said Dr. Nicholas Frisch, orthopaedic surgeon and partner with Ascension in Bald Mountain Surgical Center.

PeerWell’s outpatient pre-operative preparation program, available on November 16, 2017, will help doctors expand the types of patients they can indicate for surgery. PeerWell’s outpatient PreHab program lowers patient risk by dismantling unhealthy behaviors, physically and mentally preparing patients for surgery, teaching the necessary activities of daily living for same-day discharge, offering at-home social support, and more.

The complete outpatient PreHab and ReHab program delivers daily bite-sized tasks that are proven to optimize patients for same-day discharge while adapting to individual patient need and risk-level. “Successful outpatient surgery relies heavily on healthy patients and accurate patient selection. PeerWell not only optimizes patient health before surgery day, but provides valuable data about patient progress and risk,” explained Dr. Frisch, M.D., partner with Bald Mountain Surgical Center.

“Our proprietary data collection is really what enables the full automation of our platform. PeerWell’s behavior modules have been served over 30,000 times and we’ve collected over 1,000,000 data points. This smart technology adapts to each patient and surgery type to deliver daily content that will be most beneficial to that patient,” said PeerWell CEO, Manish Shah. “The goal of our outpatient program is to offer the greatest support to patients so that they can benefit from a same-day discharge and at-home recovery.”

Graduates of PeerWell's PreHab program for inpatient joint replacement surgery were discharged straight home 77% more frequently after surgery than the national average. PeerWell’s inpatient PreHab has cut down inpatient length of stay by 45%. Now, same-day joint replacement surgery candidates will be also be able to benefit from PeerWell’s proven programs.

Are you a clinician performing same-day surgery? Join PeerWell to learn how our new mobile outpatient pre-op patient program can help you reach your goals. Sign-up here:

About PeerWell

PeerWell is a healthcare technology company that helps patients prepare for and recover from major episodes of care with its complete mobile program. Every year 50+ million people undergo major procedures like joint replacement surgery, coronary bypass surgery and chemotherapy. Using PeerWell, patients complete personalized 4-5 item daily checklists that help them mentally, physically and environmentally get ready for surgery and recovery quicker. Learn more about PeerWell's fully automated PreHab to ReHab patient solution at

About Dr. Nicholas Frisch

Dr. Nicholas Frisch is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement and complex reconstruction at Ascension Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Frisch is a partner with Ascension in Bald Mountain Surgical Center (one of the only freestanding surgical centers to actively report outcomes to the MARCQI). He is also the physician representative to the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI).

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