Luna, a provider of on-demand physical therapy, and Force Therapeutics, a patient engagement platform and research network, announce a joint turnkey solution that aims to enable health systems to provide physical therapy directly to patients, through both in-person care delivered to them and via digital services.

The collaboration provides a new hybrid model for health systems reimagining their care delivery strategies, with a patient-centric solution at the intersection of at-home care and digital health, a media release from Luna notes.

How It Works

Prior to a patient’s episode of care, such as orthopedic surgery, Force Therapeutics’ platform scales each patient’s personalized care plan with provider-driven protocols to ensure optimal recovery — all of which is shared with patients’ care teams, including their surgeons and primary care physicians. If the care team determines the patient needs outpatient physical therapy at home, the patient’s data and care plan are shared with Luna.

Luna then delivers care directly into patients’ homes. The integrated solution with Force allows patients to access additional education and videos and track their progress, and data collection is automatically shared with the patient’s care team, the release continues.

“Force empowers clinicians to deliver validated content-rich protocols and stay connected to their patients when they’re outside of the health system. We’re thrilled to partner with Luna in providing a new solution to forward-thinking health systems.”

— Mark Lieberman, president and cofounder of Force Therapeutics

“In this age of consumerization, Luna and Force are truly putting patients first by giving them multiple options to complete physical therapy on their own terms.”

— Palak Shah, head of clinical services at Luna

“The pandemic accelerated a shift we were making at Scripps to deliver care directly to patients. This combination of easy-to-use in-person and digital services allows our providers to tailor recovery plans that optimize outcomes for each patient across the continuum of care.”

— Matt Cantonis, AVP of clinical service lines at Scripps Health

Luna and Force Therapeutics’ easy-to-start solution is available nationwide to health systems that now have instant access to digital and in-person offerings, allowing innovators like Scripps Health to immediately deliver care outside the hospital’s four walls, the release concludes.

[Source(s): Luna, PR Newswire]

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