CompoundTherapy

Assisting TBI patients, caregivers, and families

History

Statement of Need

Patients suffering brain injury report a feeling of swimming in a confused sea of physical and mental disability, requirements and expectations. Health care providers specify treatments and rehabilitation schedules but cannot be present continually to provide guidance and monitor changes.

Family members do all they can to assist patients, but have to live their own lives too, continue working, care for children and many other daily challenges. CompoundTherapy, LLC is developing software support tools to provide support for:

1. Optimum patient outcomes in recovery or assistance in day to day living
2. Reduce the overall cost of providing treatment, rehabilitation and assisted living to patients by creating efficient paths of communication between patient and health care provider.
3. Streamlining patient management, billing and administrative reporting for providers.
4. Facilitating efficiency of care efforts for a family’s care during outpatient care.

The Numbers

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximates 1.4 million people suffer TBI each year in the United States.
  • Cost of traumatic brain injuries in the United States is estimated at $48.3 billion annually: $31.7 billion in hospitalization costs and another $16.6 billion in costs associated with fatalities.
  • CDC estimates the total cost of acute care and rehabilitation for TBI victims in the United States is $9 billion to $10 billion per year, not including indirect costs to families and society (e.g., lost earnings, work time, and productivity for family members, caregivers, and employers, or the costs associated with providing social services).
  • Care for a survivor of severe TBI can cost between $600,000 and $1,875,000.
  • Approximately 475,000 TBIs occur per year among children ages 0 to 14 years.
  • Pentagon estimates one in five American soldiers coming home from war zones with traumatic brain injuries, many of which require round-the-clock attention. – PBS – Now “Who’s Helping Our Wounded Vets?” 1.22.2010
  • IEDs have added a new dimension to battlefield injuries: wounds and even deaths among troops who have no external signs of trauma but whose brains have been severely damaged. Iraq has brought back one of the worst afflictions of World War I trench warfare: shell shock. The brain of a soldier exposed to a roadside bomb is shocked, truly. The Washington Post – A Shockwave of Brain Injuries Neurosurgeon, Combat Support Hospital, Balad, Iraq
  • Scheduled Therapy Media Support System (STMSS) provides the needed support for TBI and anyone in extensive therapy after a stroke, nerve injury, general bodily injury and other patients who need extensive support to successfully recover.
  • STMSS utilizing standard web based applications that are accessible on wireless and connected systems, thus maximizing low cost access for the largest potential audience.
  • STMSS provides a scalable affordable solution to a major trauma recovery need.

Product and Services Purpose

Our products provide web based, cell phone and wireless/WiFi devices access to a support system for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients. They enhance the recovery process and assist the patents health care providers and family in managing their treatment program. Our support tools will help handling the large number of cases of TBI and similar trauma. TBI is the number one major injury of soldiers in current war zones in addition to the numerous civilian incidences of TBI. This same support method and tool set can be modified and applied to other types of therapy for severe injury recovery and disability support.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximates that 1.4 million people suffer Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year in the United States. Cost of traumatic brain injuries in the United States is estimated at $48.3 billion annually. Approximately 475,000 TBIs occur among children ages 0 to 14 years. TBI is the most common traumatic injury in current war zones with 178,876 cases since 2000.

Innovations

The CompoundTherapy design and development team is from a wide range of experience and knowledge base that is particularly suited to apply the latest technology in wireless communications and computer systems to help out-patients. The team is working to utilized the vast technology innovations that are becoming available daily to help injured and disabled people.

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