Emergence client, AIM OA: defining the future of Canine Arthritis care

March 23, 2017

Emergence client, Aim.OA has developed a new, cloud-based electronic decision making tool for managing canine arthritis.

logo-blackThis new revolutionary system enables veterinary practices to create effective, individualized multimodal plans for each patient.

The new digitised process is based on the Aim-OA system, which has been developed and used in arthritis management for over 15 years by some of the world’s leading authorities in canine arthritis. The system also records interventions and monitors outputs.

The AIM OA System offers the veterinary profession a revolutionary new tool for successfully reducing pain and managing osteoarthritis (OA).

Designed to provide practices and pet owners with one common system for osteoarthritis management, the system uses a multi-modal approach, focusing on six key areas of the management of arthritis:

  • A – Analgesia,
  • B – Body Condition Score and diet,
  • C – Care with environmental and drug toxicity issues,
  • D – Disease modifications,
  • E – Exercise,
  • F – Follow up.

Aim.OA is a new, state of the art electronic decision making tool for managing arthritis. The system has been designed to provide practices with one common system for OA management, increasing efficiency and improving extended care for OA patients. Stuart Carmichael, Co-Founder

AIM OA is delivered via a cloud based app, enabling pet owners and vets to work together to build a totally bespoke plan for each individual patient to offer the best possible conditions for ongoing care.

Aim OA has been developed by two of the world’s leading veterinary clinicians in the canine orthopaedic and rehabilitation disciplines, Professor Stuart Carmichael an RCVS specialist in orthopaedics and a recognised authority on osteoarthritis and Dr David Prydie, one of the world’s leading canine rehabilitation practitioners.

The system is web based and consists of a series of questions for the pet owner that can be completed in the waiting room on an iPad or on a web enabled device, and a series of questions for the vet, based on their clinical examination of the patient.

The system then uses an algorithm to generate suggestions for each of the six areas for management, creating a traffic light system plan highlighting areas for focus which can be printed off and given to the owner along with the recommended exercises. Science and technology working in perfect harmony.

Using the broad knowledge and experience of world OA experts, AIM OA has been designed to be easy to use and apply in every day practice and to engage and involve the pet owner in their pet’s long term treatment plan – one of the most critical aspects of successful pain management and on going treatment for OA.

The system is evidence based, monitoring and evaluating the patient over time with the flexibility to adapt to the specific needs of that patient over time. Having one integrated system is hugely beneficial in terms of the resources of both the practice and the client and ultimately delivers effective management for this chronic condition whilst bonding clients to their veterinary practice.

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