With visitor restrictions and stay at home orders, there is a need now more than ever to keep patients and their loved ones connected during their recovery journey. One solution that is transforming the way patients engage with their families during their rehabilitation journey from near and far, is Kindred’s RehabTracker mobile app.

Within the app, therapy team members help patients set personal goals. Then, using their cell phones or tablets, patients can track their progress in real time. Patients can also share their progress with invited family and friends through photos and receive messages of support directly through the app.

RehabTracker Technology Keeps Families Connected While Driving Outcomes

The app has been used by over 40,000 patients in KHRS partner facilities over the past few years. Facilities utilizing the app have experienced increased patient engagement and quality scores. For instance, when RehabTracker was introduced at the Phelps Health acute rehabilitation unit in Rolla, Missouri, patients recorded gains in self-care, mobility and communications, while their returns to acute care dropped from 3.9% to 1.1% over a three-month period.

Technology solutions, like RehabTracker, empower providers to better track short- and long-term goals (such as how far to walk with a walker, assisted or alone; dressing with assistance; grooming; daily living skills), while creating an invaluable channel of communication with loved ones to share progress and goal achievements.

For more strategies on how technology can be utilized to connect patients with loved ones no matter the distance, read this guide.

By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services