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Open Medical is partnering with the Royal Osteoporosis Society to improve the provision of FLS

Open Medical Ltd is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS). This complementary partnership is a significant step to join forces in the fight against osteoporosis, ensuring that fragility fractures are identified early on and improving people’s quality of life across the UK.

The partnership will allow providers and clinicians to explore opportunities for digital transformation of existing care pathways, using Open Medical’s patient pathway management software solutions, including the market-leading Pathpoint eTrauma platform.

This partnership will aim to improve diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, but also analyse and research data gathered to help raise awareness of bone health and the impact of the disease on people's bone health.

Open Medical has a sterling track record of providing digital transformation of clinical care pathways across multiple specialties, with the Pathpoint eTrauma pathway management system for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery being utilised in over 25 NHS Trusts in the UK. The digital Fracture Liaison Service platform is deployed in numerous NHS sites and is used with great success to facilitate the delivery of exemplary service to patients. It has been shown to save clinician time, as the clever software automatically picks up fragility fractures from the admission lists and populates the list available for the FLS nurse or orthogeriatric practitioner. The digital FLS platform allows for seamless, easy to use monitoring of patients, automatic reminders for follow up visits and even allows the clinician to send educational leaflets and videos digitally to the patient’s device.

About the Royal Osteoporosis Society

The Royal Osteoporosis Society is the UK’s only national charity dedicated to bone health and osteoporosis. We work to improve the bone health of the nation and support everyone with osteoporosis to live well through our support services and advice. We influence and shape policy and practice at every level through our work with healthcare professionals and policy-makers. We’re driving research and development of new treatments, working towards a future without osteoporosis.

Helen Tyler, Partnerships Manager at the ROS said, “We’re delighted to begin this new partnership with Open Medical – a company whose business goals complement our own ambitions. Fracture Liaison Services are a crucial part of the care pathway for people with osteoporosis and we welcome innovations that can help optimise how well these NHS services are able to perform.”

About Open Medical

Open Medical Ltd is the company behind the market-leading platform, PathpointTM eTrauma - a bespoke care pathway management system, clinically designed for end-to-end digital trauma workflows. Open Medical’s platforms serve thousands of healthcare professionals across over 60 NHS sites in the UK, providing over 150 customised digital patient care pathways.

Commenting on the partnership, Michael Shenouda, Medical Director at Open Medical Ltd, said, "Fragility fractures are a significant issue and contribute a significant proportion of trauma care provided across the country. It is often an overlooked area, and prevention is absolutely vital in ensuring patients with osteoporosis have a good quality of life. We are delighted to partner with the Royal Osteoporosis Society to help focus on ensuring that every patient receives the same great care, while reducing regional variability with the help of an efficient, data-driven Fracture Liaison Service."


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