Pip Care research report showcases the success of their personalized perioperative care model

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Pip Care’s dedication to excellent perioperative care is showcased in a recent research report published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The outcomes demonstrate that patients who participated in a pilot program at the UPMC Center for Perioperative Care, and used Pip Care, experienced optimized perioperative care, an improved surgical experience, and better clinical outcomes. 

A distinguishing feature of the Pip Care model is their dedicated one-on-one patient health coaching which helps patients prepare for, undergo, and recover from surgery. 

The findings showed that, on average, Pip Care helped reduce the median length of stay by 1.1 days. Additionally, Pip Care patients reduced their risk of being readmitted to the hospital by 49% within a week of discharge, compared to their non-Pip counterparts. 

Patients demonstrated high levels of engagement with the Pip Care app and high satisfaction with their assigned health coach. On average, over 80% of patients attended coaching sessions at least once a week. In follow-up surveys, patients reported high – 4.8 out of 5 points – scores for satisfaction with the app and 4.9 out of 5 points for their health coaches. 

“Study after study has shown that patients are healthier and have better surgical outcomes when they adhere to a perioperative care plan – but ensuring that adherence is easier said than done,” said senior author Aman Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D., Peter and Eva Safar Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Pitt. “So, verifying that this hybrid digital-telemedicine platform is both easy for patients and clinicians to use and significantly improves patient outcomes and satisfaction with surgery is a welcome clinical advance.” 

Learn more about the findings in the published article from the Journal of Medical Internet Research, or the recent press releases here:

Pip Care was created in 2022 through a collaboration between UPMC Enterprises and Redesign Health to scale perioperative optimization and focus on digitization and automation of existing perioperative processes, workflows, and protocols. The company’s one-on-one patient health coaching and education work to adequately prepare patients for surgery and recovery. 

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