Lutheran General has been using the Twistle app with patients undergoing colon and rectal surgeries since March as part of a larger team-based care effort. Like Amita, it’s seen encouraging results. Readmissions among colon and rectal surgery patients dropped from 14.5 percent in 2015 to 5 percent after March 2016.
About 160 Advocate Lutheran patients are now using the app and the hospital plans to soon expand its use, said Flo Kiokemeister, a nurse at the hospital and project manager of the larger effort.
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