The Netherlands-based VGZ is partnering with UK-based online rehabilitation platform Physitrack. By cooperating with Physitrack, VGZ offers its contracted healthcare providers a new standard in home exercise prescription, which helps to increase patient adherence and promotes a faster recovery.
Through innovation and the implementation of e-health, VGZ empowers their 4.2 million customers to take charge of their own health and increase self-management. VGZ aims to offer high quality and affordable care and increase the awareness of online treatment methods.
VGZ offers its contracted physiotherapists and other health care professionals access to Physitrack at a subsidised rate. By using the online platform healthcare providers no longer have to struggle with drawing stick figures and instead can prescribe home exercise programs in a few simple clicks.
They do this by choosing from over 600 clearly narrated exercise videos in HD and a large collection of exercise protocols. In addition, Physitrack allows healthcare providers to track patient adherence in real-time, allowing them to proactively adjust the program or schedule an additional treatment with the patient if necessary. Patients meanwhile can leave real-time feedback for their provider, which makes them feel better supported and motivated.
"63% of patients are unfamiliar with technology available to help them rehabilitate injuries more effectively. Through our cooperation with Physitrack, VGZ wants to change this," says Bert Bokma, Director Generic Care at VGZ. Nathan Skwortsow, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer:
"Only 30 percent of patients are doing their home exercises. Even a small increase in patient adherence has a big impact on their injury recovery process and treatment outcomes. In addition, the use of Physitrack saves healthcare providers hours of time, it reduces paperwork and increases their insight in the progress of their patients."
Image: VGZ is partnering with online rehabilitation platform Physitrack. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.