Every year over 250,000 patients undergo major surgery in England and Wales. These patients are 30% more likely to suffer lung problems, resulting in increased length in hospital stay and reduced life expectancy.
We worked collaboratively with another Manchester based software agency and the client Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust to develop the ERAS+ (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) app. The app helps patients prepare for major surgery and recover more effectively after the surgery. ERAS+ consists of a 6-step programme designed to prepare patients and their carers for every stage both pre and post-surgery and aims to help patients maximise their chances of a speedy recovery, minimising their hospital stay.
We designed a tailored solution for patients working alongside ERAS+ specialists. The app includes an integrated system for clinicians to send bespoke recovery programmes to their patients and monitor activity. The app sends daily reminders and a regular progress update report for patients to stay on track with their progress before and after surgery. Alongside the app, we developed a content management system (CMS) for clinicians to manage patient records and the ERAS+ programme. Clinicians are able to add activities (i.e. such as new exercise routines) to the various regimes within the programme.
*Our specialists worked on both the design, UX / UI and the project management of this piece of work.
9th June 2021