BACS

Balance ACS

Empowering you to achieve quality patient outcomes throughout the continuum of spinal care


BACS: supporting surgeons throughout the patient care continuum

Introducing Balance ACS


PREOPERATIVE

INTRAOPERATIVE

POSTOPERATIVE




BACS
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BACS provides the necessary tools—from surgical preauthorization tools and preoperative planning
to 3D anatomical modeling and postoperative reporting—to facilitate quality patient outcomes and to support the perioperative process.
 

BACS Accelerate 
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An easy-to-follow insurance documentation tool that displays payer and patient specific requirement

BACS Assist 
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A surgical image measuring technology to assist in planning and preoperative implant selection

BACS Assure 
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A data collection and operative reporting tool to track patient outcome metrics


Streamlined spinal care
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BACS
is an integrated suite of products and services designed to help you achieve quality outcomes for your patients across the continuum of spinal care.



 

How can BACS benefit......

You
 
  • Allows you to easily collect PRO data for analysis with no added burden to your team
  • Gives you insight into your patients' experiences throughout the entire continuum of spinal care
  • Enables you to make data-driven treatment decisions
  • Empowers you to enhance your patient care
Your patient

  • Allows them to feel part of their own treatment plan, and provides them with unique insight into their condition, progress and recovery
  • Helps them make informed decisions based on the experiences of other patients with similar profiles*
Your practice
 
  • Facilitates benchmarking of surgeons within your organization and provides comparative data
  • Provides data to help you negotiate with insurance companies

*Each spinal surgery patient will experience a different postoperative activity level, depending on his/her own individual clinical factors.


Step up your spinal care
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  BACS Assure
      Advanced insight and analysis for comprehensive treatment decisions

 

Everyone knows the value of data. The BACS Assure tool simplifies data management by capturing and analyzing data throughout the continuum of spinal care – it can provide you with insights that allow you to make treatment decisions for your patients.

 

- Understand what treatment options have resulted in quality patient outcomes

- Share data with your patient to foster engagement and allow them to feel involved in treatment decisions

- Track, analyze and understand long-term outcomes and trends for all your patients in real-time

- View your patient outcomes using our templates, or create your own detailed ad hoc reports

- Benchmark your practice


  BACS Accelerate
      To facilitate smooth and efficient pre-approvals

 

We know that payer requirements vary significantly and change frequently. BACS Accelerate streamlines the entire pre-authorization process, providing you with an easy, always-up-to-date checklist of payer-specific and patient-specific requirements.

 

- Navigate patient-specific and policy-specific requirements with an easy-to-use checklist

- Designed to help reduce the likelihood of peer-to-peer reviews and last-minute cancellations


  BACS Assist
      Clear surgical planning

 

Measure twice, cut once. BACS Assist is a comprehensive preoperative planning and implant selection tool. It also allows you to create custom 3D-printed anatomical models and patient-specific rods, rails and templates tailored to your patients’ specific needs.

 

- Evaluate alignment and balance using comprehensive radiographic analysis

- Assists with preoperative planning utilizing osteotomies, implants and patient-specific solutions

- Visualize complex anatomy and plan your surgeries with 3D-printed anatomical models


We've got your back
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BACS provides total support across the continuum of spinal care


 

 
  BACS Assure


   Collect data for analysis, comparison and planning
 


   Administer PRO measures
 


   Educate patients
 

 
  BACS Accelerate


   Meet pre-authorization steps
 

 
  BACS Assist


   Plan surgery and select implants
 

 
  BACS Assure


   Collect data for analysis, comparison and planning
 

 
  BACS Assist


   Utilize planning solutions
 


   Confirm pre-operative measures
 

 
  BACS Assure


   Monitor patient recovery
 


   Use outcomes to market practice
 


   Compare outcomes to others in de-identified database
 


   Track results to inform future decisions
 

 
  BACS Assist


   Analyze post-operative alignment
 


   Use radiographic measurements to evaluate post-operative outcomes
 


Practical considerations
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BACS implementation is designed to be seamless. It can be integrated into your IT system with minimal impact to your existing workflow. We will provide a dedicated team and collaborate with you to deliver all necessary training and ongoing support.

 

 
  Data security is paramount


   Strong end-to-end encryption of data transmission
 


   At-rest database encryption
 


   Robust access controls for PHI
 


   Comparative patient data de-identified according to HHS safe harbor standards
 


   Hosted by an industry-leading, healthcare-focused cloud provider
 

 
  Contact details


   For further information, please contact BACS@Stryker.com