MiMove: optimizing the transition to home after knee replacement surgery.
MiMove aims to support the transition of patients undergoing knee replacement to home. Until recently, many patients at UM were discharged to skilled nursing facilities for rehabilitation, but this number has been reduced significantly due to changes in hospital protocol. While this change has reduced cost without seemingly affect outcomes, little is known about recovery as patients are discharged quickly after surgery. Good functional outcomes depend on participation in rehabilitation, which involve exercises that can be difficult for people post-surgery.
MiMove strengthens the interactions between physicians, rehabilitation providers, and patients through use of the MiMove app where patients will track exercise compliance.