Emory Healthcare disclosed on Wednesday a collaborative agreement with Luna, a provider of on-demand physical therapy, to bring outpatient physical therapy services to Atlanta-area patients in their homes. Emory will be able to access Luna’s network of physical therapists; Luna’s technology platform matches patients to a therapist based on specialty, geography, schedules and other factors. Therapists will visit the patient at the time and location of the patient’s choosing, enabling better patient evaluations, leading to customized care plans.
“By collaborating with Luna, we’re able to bring safe, convenient, and high-quality care to patients who do not live near one of our physical therapy sites, removing the barriers of travel time and transportation and making it as easy as possible to complete their treatment plan,” said Scott D. Boden, M.D., director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center and vice president for business innovation at Emory Healthcare.
Noted Palak Shah, head of clinical services at Luna: “People are increasingly demanding more convenient forms of care, and offering this alternative care delivery option will help Emory expand their footprint without having to add more physical centers.”