SAN DIEGO – The Visiting Nurse Service of New York is partnering with Reflexion Health to bring its exercise rehabilitation virtual assistant to the patients and communities the agency serves.
VERA is a digital platform that brings the guidance of a physical therapist into the home, along with tools that help clinicians remotely monitor patient progress beyond the traditional in-clinic setting.
“Reflexion Health’s vision of delivering truly patient-centered care that helps patients at home aligns with our mission to promote the health and well-being of those we serve through cost-effective care and services,” said Lester Schindel, executive vice president, chief of provider services, strategy & physician network development, VNSNY, in a statement. “We’re excited to partner with Reflexion Health to bring this new, innovative platform to patients and caregivers who deserve more convenient, compassionate care.”
VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.
Reflexion’s VERA system is designed to deliver on-demand therapy sessions that eliminate barriers associated with travel, costs and time. The system uses an avatar and offers guided therapy exercises, giving patients feedback that helps them stay engaged and motivated. Patients and clinicians are able to stay connected throughout recovery, ensuring continuity of care. Patients typically use VERA to recover from lower-extremity surgeries.
VERA is currently in clinical studies at a number of academic medical centers across the U.S. Initial data has shown that VERA improves compliance, and saves time and costs in post-acute care rehabilitation.
Together, VNSNY and Reflexion Health will offer patients access to VERA as an enhancement to home-based physical therapy following lower-extremity joint replacement.