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With Atlas, Companies Can Fight Pain and Promote Health Equity Across Global Teams
November 30, 2023
Learn why Atlas is a first-of-its-kind pain solution.
November 29, 2023
Sword Introduces Atlas, the World’s First Global Pain-Fighting Solution
Get equitable benefits access for your entire international workforce.
November 16, 2023
Ice vs. Heat: Which Should I Use for Pain and Injuries?
November 9, 2023
Sword Health and Employer Direct Healthcare Partner to Offer Unique, Integrated Experience for Musculoskeletal Pain Care
November 1, 2023
On-Call Lowers Healthcare Costs by Reducing Unnecessary ER and Urgent Care Visits
October 17, 2023
New Study Shows Sword First to Provide an Equitable Solution for Pain
Read the Nature Digital Medicine study to see how Sword reduces socioeconomic barriers to MSK care.
August 10, 2023
Sword Health Leads the Industry in Upper Limb Pain Care
Clinical rigor and testing produces the best digital care program available.
August 4, 2023
What Sword Health’s Groundbreaking Study Means for Your Bottom Line
Low back pain doesn’t lead to higher costs and productivity loss when you use Sword.
October 2, 2023
Sword Health to Partner with Costco Health Solutions to Encourage Members to Promote Healthier Lifestyles
See how together we help employees find alternative solutions to pain and to add healthy movement to their lives.
August 16, 2023
How Sword Health Became One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America
Inc. magazine adds Sword to their Inc. 5000 list. See why—and where we’re headed next.
August 9, 2023
Sword Appoints Dave Guilmette, One of the Most Prominent Leaders in the Healthcare Industry, to its Board of Directors
Fortune 50 healthcare executive brings decades of experience from Aon, Cigna, and more to Sword.
October 19, 2023
Passing on the Power of Pain Relief: Meet Sword Member Heidi
Read how Sword Health alleviated Heidi’s hand pain without surgery or medication.
August 31, 2023
Food for Thought: 3 Ways to Promote Health Equity
Learn how healthcare leaders can make a difference.
July 31, 2023
From Hopeless to Healing: Meet Sword Member Cindy
One Sword Health member found relief from pain after ten years of suffering.
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September 5, 2023
Pain is personal, powerful, and prevalent. Pain care should be, too.
Sword Health announces the Sword Platform. Get the app you need for tailored pain care no matter where you are in your journey.
May 31, 2023
Sword Health Launches World’s First Platform to Predict, Prevent and Treat Pain
See how Sword Health's experience with accessible clinical-grade treatments developed into a single platform to help treat pain.
March 28, 2023
Introducing Predict — a New AI Solution to Predict and Prevent Unnecessary Surgeries
Sword Predict is a new solution that uses artificial intelligence to help reduce unnecessary surgeries by intervening earlier and saving the average Fortune 500 company millions annually on their #1 healthcare cost. Today we’re announcing Predict, the first AI engine using advanced machine learning to identify members who are up to 40x more likely to have surgery, more than 8 months before a decision has been made to operate, to help them avoid unnecessary and costly hip, knee, and back surgeries. With Predict, Sword Health can use a wide range of healthcare and demographic data to identify, engage and treat members who are at-risk for needing surgery with digital physical therapy, which is proven to reduce surgery intent by 60 percent. Predict will dramatically change how companies – including health plans, employers and labor unions – not only avoid costly surgeries and related impacts, such as time off from work, but also enable healthy, pain-free living without invasive surgeries and fears surrounding resulting opioid usage. “AI-powered surgery prevention is a major step forward in our mission to solve pain and reduce costs throughout the system. In this economic climate of cost efficiency, helping people avoid surgery while reducing costs for employers and plans is the ultimate win-win. Sword has built an end-to-end solution to help more people live pain-free by starting with less invasive and less expensive therapies.” — Virgilio Bento, founder and chief executive officer of Sword Health. “We are in an epidemic of unnecessary surgery, even though we know that surgery is often not the best way to treat back, knee, and other musculoskeletal pain,” said Dr. Vijay Yanamadala, chief medical officer of Sword Health. “Predict will provide critical risk-scoring technology in order to better help members who are at-risk for an unnecessary surgery and then guide them through a customized treatment plan that avoids these invasive procedures.” Specifically, Sword Predict: DETECTS: Proprietary technology assigns individual risk scores, classifying members based on the probability of an orthopedic or spine surgery. Predict innovates on traditional claims analysis by using significantly more data points, especially those focused on early signals of a future potential surgery. ENGAGES: Once identified, our clinical team reaches out to members and offers opportunities for less invasive, more effective means of therapy. Our personalized programming and support provides individuals a chance to recover when and where it’s most convenient to them. SUPPORTS: Our “at-risk” member program includes on-demand access to digital therapists and clinicians. Additionally, the program leverages behavioral science techniques, including positive psychology, intrinsic motivation, loss aversion, and planning prompts to boost member outcomes and performance when tailored to member insights. Learn more about Sword Predict We offer Predict as an optional, clinical-grade service and will adhere to industry standards to protect employee and health plan member privacy. Get more information about [Predict]www.swordhealth.com/solutions/predict or request a demo.
November 1, 2023
Painless Pickleball: Preventing and Treating Common Pickleball Injuries
Play safely longer with these stretches, routines, and our treatment advice.
January 24, 2023
What’s the Difference Between Acute and Chronic MSK Conditions?
Learn the difference between acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and how physical therapy can help achieve better outcomes.
January 16, 2023
5 Stretches for a Frozen Shoulder
Do you have a frozen shoulder? Try these stretches to ease stiffness and reduce pain.
July 27, 2023
Proactive Pain Care: Preventing Pain through Education
Sword’s pain education videos help members understand pain and prevent injury.
June 28, 2023
Active Movement Saves Lives—And Money
See how movement adds longevity and can save employees and their employers thousands of dollars in medical expenses annually.
June 22, 2023
Promoting Regular Physical Movement: A Vital Component of Workplace Safety
Providing a safe and healthful workplace means promoting regular physical movement.