Smart Recovery Online is a program that helps people recover from surgery more quickly and without the cost of a hospital stay.
The program helps people with pre-existing conditions and uninsured patients to access a free online program where they can get help navigating the process of getting surgery and recover.
It also offers help in accessing and maintaining a secure online home.
“I am trying to get better at being able to recover quicker, but there are times when I am going to need help,” said Dr. Eric Jonssen, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
“If I am unable to do that at home, I will need help with transportation.
We have people who can help with that, and that’s what Smart Recovery is for.”
Dr. Jonssens team has partnered with the University Health Network, the Mayo Clinic, the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and the Mayo School of Public Health to provide free, online care to people with injuries, infections and other complications, including the pre-operative recovery of brain and spinal cord injuries.
The hospital-based team has already received a number of referrals for the program.
“We had one patient who had a brain injury and was in the hospital for six weeks,” said Kristopher Johnson, director of Smart Recovery.
“The doctor who was treating him said he was going to have to stay in the ICU for three months, but after that, he was able to go home.”
Dr Johnson said the Smart Recovery program has helped several people recover in a matter of months.
“They are able to stay out in the community and see people and see how the community reacts,” he said.
“They are also able to talk to their friends, their families, their co-workers and get to know the community.
It has made them better people.”
For patients with disabilities, the program also offers a free, interactive home where they are able read, write and speak English.
The program has also made life easier for patients with pre/post-op issues like urinary incontinence, post-operative pain, postoperative depression, post surgery anxiety and post-op symptoms.
“The first thing we have done for these patients is we have offered them a home,” said Jonsens.
“We have also offered them an online program.
That’s a very helpful tool to help them to get their recovery going.”
The Smart Recovery online program will be available in English from July 2 through September 9.
To enroll in the program, patients must fill out an online application and have their medical records uploaded to the website by the end of September.
Patients can visit the site to download their medical information and receive a personalized notification.
The online application will allow patients to apply for their initial online account, enroll in a Smart Recovery account, or continue to receive services through their Smart Recovery home.
The Smart recovery program will offer services from 1 to 18 months after the surgery, but a person with a brain and spine injury can take advantage of Smart recovery from any time period after surgery.
To register for the Smart recovery service, patients will be required to provide their medical record with the first contact.
Once the patient has received treatment, they can continue to access their Smart recovery account and stay enrolled with their Smart program through their local Mayo Clinic clinic.
For more information, visit Smart RecoveryOnline.com.
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