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Pain is personal, powerful, and prevalent. Pain care should be, too.
September 5, 2023
Sword Health announces the Sword Platform. Get the app you need for tailored pain care no matter where you are in your journey.
August 31, 2023
Food for Thought: 3 Ways to Promote Health Equity
Learn how healthcare leaders can make a difference.
August 16, 2023
How Sword Health Became One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America
August 10, 2023
Sword Health Leads the Industry in Upper Limb Pain Care
August 9, 2023
Sword Appoints Dave Guilmette, One of the Most Prominent Leaders in the Healthcare Industry, to its Board of Directors
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.
July 10, 2023
Groundbreaking Study in Nature Digital Medicine Establishes Sword Health’s Digital Physical Therapy Program as the New Gold Standard of Care for the 50 Million Americans Who Endure Physical Pain Daily
This Nature Digital Medicine study shows Sword delivers clinical outcomes equal to the best in-person care.
June 30, 2023
Sword researchers publish first-ever systematic review evaluating the effectiveness of digital physical therapy
Read how digital physical therapy improves pain and function in patients with MSK conditions, yielding at least similar improvements as compared to usual care.
July 19, 2023
North America’s Largest Labor Alliance Selects Sword Health as Exclusive Partner for Fighting Pain and Reducing Healthcare Costs
NLA picks the Sword Health platform to offer to its 8M members.
June 8, 2023
Sword Health Announces Appointment of Beverly Anderson to Board of Directors
Proven executive brings public company board and top financial institution experience to Sword Health.
May 23, 2023
Quantum Health Chooses Sword Health to Provide Better Member Experience and Address Rising Costs
By combining Sword Health’s digital physical therapy platform with Quantum Health’s navigation and care coordination platform, members reduce costs.
July 31, 2023
From Hopeless to Healing: Meet Sword Member Cindy
One Sword Health member found relief from pain after ten years of suffering.
June 2, 2023
Race to Relief: Meet Sword Member Joel
Sword Health member Joel describes how his digital physical therapy reduced his pain and regained his life.
May 8, 2023
Inside Sword: From Advisor to Patient to Advocate
Read Brian's story and testimonial about Sword.
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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 22, 2022
What is Digital Physical Therapy?
Virtual and digital physical therapy offer alternatives to traditional, brick-and-mortar physical therapy but is one better than the other?
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.
December 13, 2022
Sleep Soundly: 7 Ways to Ease Joint Pain at Night
Do achy joints keep you up at night? Find out what you can do to get the sleep you need.
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.