VOX Telehealth Forms Orthopedic Advisory Board
Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Tue, December 6th, 2016
VOX Telehealth, a company focused on orthopedic patient management programs, has announced the formation of a new Orthopedic Advisory Board. According to the November 29, 2016 news release, the board is meant to help the company aid patients in, “becoming active participants in their care and support healthcare providers in delivering high-quality care more efficiently. Joining the advisory board are respected orthopedic leaders: Dr. Jay Mabrey, Dr. Michael Kelly, Dr. Michael Boothby, and Wayne Fraleigh.”
“To truly benefit both providers and patients, it’s imperative that we listen to those who are on the frontline providing care to patients and managing orthopedic services, ” said Kristi Crowe, senior vice president of ortho solutions at VOX and the vice president of orthopedics at Sg2. “As we look to our new advisory board for guidance, it is an honor to be joined by such esteemed colleagues who have the experience and insights to shape our future direction.”
The advisory board members are:
Jay Mabrey, M.D., M.B.A., a joint replacement surgeon with Premier Orthopaedics Dallas, and Chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Texas A&M School of Medicine.
Michael Kelly, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and is Chief of Orthopedics at Hackensack Meridian Health, a past president of The Knee Society and director of the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York.
Michael Boothby, M.D. is the founder of the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI) in Fort Worth and has consistently been named a top doctor in the area.
Wayne Fraleigh, D.P.T., M.B.A., is the vice president of operations for ambulatory services at Memorial Hermann Health Systems.
Asked what led the company to form this board, VOX Founder and CEO David Brown told OTW, “With the value-based evolution in healthcare, there is an entire cultural shift taking place that is putting more emphasis than ever on the care and management of the patient while outside of the walls of the hospital, specifically with CJR [Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement]. Given this dramatic transformation, we wanted to make sure that our solutions were perfectly aligned with the stakeholders most impacted, and to do that we have to listen to those on the frontline.”
“To properly manage patients in accordance with today’s mandates and in a way that empowers the patient to become a productive partner in their own episode of care is a full-time job. At VOX, our mission is to not only help the surgeon and clinical staff maintain a clinically-focused work flow, but to actually be able to do it more efficiently than ever. We know that 68% of patients enrolled in the VOX OrthoCare Program have an improved view of their physician and clinical staff without their having to change their work flow at all.”
“The members of our Orthopedic Advisory Board are remarkable leaders that each represent a different view and voice along the orthopedic spectrum. Through their guidance, we hope to be able to provide solutions that address the most acute concerns and priorities of hospitals and practices during this time of transformation.”