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still lacking, and costs to the U.S. healthcare
system continue to rise. The collaboration with
Apple creates an opportunity to modernize
one of the nation's most common procedures,
all through the power of IT.
By wearing the Apple Watch and using the
Zimmer Biomet "mymobility" app, patients will
be provided with support and guidance as
they prepare for and recover from these
surgeries, while surgeons will be delivered
continuous data to optimize care. The new
mymobility app has several features that use
both the Apple Watch and the iPhone through
the joint replacement journey, including the
ability for surgeons to send education and
therapy reminders directly to the patient's
Apple Watch. The app also allows surgeons to
monitor patient activity levels throughout the
days and weeks while they are preparing for
and recovering from surgery. All this equates
to an improved experience for patients and
better information to work with for surgeons.
In addition to the app, Zimmer Biomet and
Apple are conducting a clinical trial designed
to study the app's impact on patient outcomes
and overall costs for joint replacement
patients, positioning Zimmer Biomet on the
cutting edge of our industry.

Beyond the box

As the Apple Watch example suggests, we are
now thinking beyond introducing individual
products
and
toward
state-of-the-art
integrated and scalable customer-centric
solutions designed to connect and customize
pre-, peri- and post-operative workflow
and data.

Advances in IT are making us rethink our entire
industry.
The mymobility app is a front-end example,
but there are many others we are working on
to enhance our back-end performance, as well,
in order to make our organization more
efficient, effective, and competitive.
It's an exciting time, but a challenging one as
well, because it's forcing many colleagues in
my generation to rethink how we define our
value. Once, we were the people who built
these incredible products that improved and
extended people's quality of life. Now, we're
still doing that, but more and more, our
products are being built in collaboration with
other organizations so that we can do so much
more. Zimmer Biomet could have spent a lot of
time and money creating our own sensors, but
it makes a lot more sense for us to leverage the
high-quality sensors that Apple has already
installed in the Apple Watch.
This need to collaborate is driving us not only
to a new openness to external partnerships,
but also a greater degree of internal openness.
And this shift toward a more collaborative way
of working, where you have less control, is not
always easy.
This is true for my department, too.
Traditionally, IT had a very different model.
Someone came to IT with a need, and we
would assess if we could do the work. The
order would be submitted and somebody
sitting in a basement would punch the new
program into the mainframe. You order it. We
build it. Next project.

It's an exciting time, but a challenging one as well,
because it's forcing many colleagues in my generation to
rethink how we define our value.
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