Our increasingly digital world coupled with the uptick in remote care due to COVID has led to the adoption of patient engagement and monitoring tools. Orthopedic companies are entering the market with their own wearable and mobile app technology to drive patient and care team engagement and collect clinical insight. While the technology is expected to promote patient compliance and orthopedic surgeon efficiencies, sophisticated orthopedic companies will likely leverage the data for internal strategy and surgeon influence.
This OMTEC session brought together different companies with patient engagement and monitoring tools. Each company provides a brief presentation on its technology and the market forces it addresses. Then the panel engages in a Q&A to discuss: What’s the tech within their tech (sensors, accelerometers, etc.)? What data are the technologies collecting today and why? How are the companies using the data? How will these technologies work within ecosystems of other technologies in the future?
Peter Verrillo, Founder and CEO, Enhatch
Peter Verrillo is the Founder and CEO of Enhatch, the Intelligent Surgery Company. Enhatch is building the future of surgery and the medical device industry, harnessing artificial intelligence to deliver a safer, faster and more accurate clinical outcome through the entire surgical experience. Before Enhatch, Mr. Verrillo launched multiple billion-dollar product lines in the orthopedic industry and also holds several seminal patents in joint arthroplasty. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering.
Colleen Gray, CEO, TracPatch Health
Ms. Gray, Chief Executive Officer of TracPatch Health, Inc., has over 25 years of operations and financial management experience with emerging, high-growth companies in the data storage and orthopedic industries. Ms. Gray began her career with TracPatch Health in 2015, when it was initially incubated within Consensus Orthopedics. She served as Chief Executive Officer of Consensus Orthopedics from August 2004 to May 2021, at which time TracPatch Health became a standalone entity.
Rob Kraal, Vice President and General Manager, Connected Health Group, Zimmer Biomet
Rob Kraal is the Vice President and General Manager of the Connected Health Group for Zimmer Biomet. The Connected Health team is focused on using digital health technology and services to help improve the patient experience and outcomes in musculoskeletal health, while making care delivery more efficient and convenient for clinicians. Mr. Kraal spent the first 10 years of his career as a clinician, running pediatric critical care units, and the last 20 years in various leadership roles in medical technology.