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PRAGUE, CZ – 29th May 2015 – Today DePuy Synthes* introduced two new solutions designed to improve theatre efficiency and enhance patient treatment pathways for joint, spine and trauma surgeries across the EMEA region. Thesolutions are featuredalongside the company’s extensive portfolio of orthopaedic products and value-added solutions at the 16th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) congress, held in Prague, Czech Republic.

The eSIMS Inventory Management and Ordering Solution is a modular system that may be integrated into a hospital’s IT system and configured to order inventory automatically once a predetermined level has been reached. Through the optimization and automation of stock planning, eSIMS can deliver enhanced theatre efficiencies by allowing healthcare professionals to spend more time on patient care rather than on inventory management and administration.

The DePuy Synthes Geriatric Fracture Program is a patient pathway model designed to improve the care and outcomes of the complex challenges presented by elderly, fracture prone patients. The program aims to decrease complication associated with fractures in the elderly, and reduce length of hospital stay through a supported discharge system. The Geriatric Fracture Program is complemented by ongoing community support, patient education and secondary prevention techniques, such as fall prevention and bone protection advice.

“We are delighted to be adding new solutions to our already established DEPUY SYNTHES ADVANTAGE Programs,” said Paul Kurring, Director DePuy Synthes Advantage Programs, EMEA. “Both eSIMS and the Geriatric Fracture Program demonstrate how we can help our customers achieve more by reducing their operating costs while improving clinical outcomes and enhancing the patientexperience.

The company also announced that a series of JOINT PROGRESS®Visitation Centers will begin in the Summer of 2015, in collaboration with Dr. Claus Munk Jensen of the Herley Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark. JOINT PROGRESSis an integrated patient engagement and management program that may enable earlier discharge from hospital and faster recovery for patients undergoing treatment by supporting the patient throughout the care pathway.1 JOINT PROGRESS Visitation Centers will demonstrate the enhanced connectivity between the hospital team and the patients scheduled for Total Hip Arthroplasty or Total Knee Arthroplasty operations.

About DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson
DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest provider of orthopaedic and neurological solutions in the world. Together the companies offer an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities that are designed to advance patient care and deliver clinical and economic value to health care systems throughout the world. DePuy Synthes Companies include eight businesses that focus on joint reconstruction, trauma, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine. For more information visit, www.depuysynthes.com .

About DePuy Synthes Advantage

DEPUY SYNTHES ADVANTAGE offers customized, measureable solutions that help achieve triple aim performance – improved outcomes, enhanced patient experience and reduction of costs. Existing programs, in addition to the aforementioned solutions, include: 

  • DATA Tracker iPad® Application to collect and analyze time spent on each step in orthopaedic procedures to help identify inefficient processes and improve operating room productivity.
  • Real Life Tested provides health care professionals with access to a variety of educational materials designed for patients to enable shared decision making with joint replacement patients, manage patient expectations of surgery and provide them with an opportunity to share their experiences with other patients who are considering joint replacement.


*DePuy Synthes is a trading division of Synthes GmbH.
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