The Michigan Surgical & Health Optimization Program, was developed at the University of Michigan to help patients prepare for surgery by understanding their risks through Morphomic Analysis and engaging them in an intervention program. The time between the decision to do surgery and the actual time of surgery provides the perfect opportunity for patients and clinicians to work together to "train" patients for surgery.
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Based on the images above, Patient B likely has a higher BMI but has larger and better quality core muscles. Conversely, Patient A, while thinner, is lacking muscle and thus physical reserve to withstand the insult of surgery.
While not yet a universally embraced concept, prehabilitation activities aim to strengthen and enhance a patient's ability to endure surgery, while also assisting in recovery, thereby lessening length of hospital stay and ultimately reducing costs. MSHOP focuses on moving, relaxing, eating well, and breathing in order to universally prepare patients for surgery!
After a successful MSHOP pilot at the University of Michigan Health System, outcomes analysis indicated that there were in fact reductions in both costs and lengths of stay in the MSHOP group versus the control group.
While the MSHOP program is focused on delivering a prehabilitation program augmented by cutting-edge technology, under the demonstration grant, Morphomics Analysis piloted in the Risk Assessment Tool on a limited set of patients.
Analytic Morphomics was developed at the University of Michigan by Dr. Stewart Wang, and its impact on surgical outcomes has been studied extensively by our group. By using CT scans to take quantitative measurements of the human body, researchers are able to better predict surgical outcomes. The ultimate goal of this research is to compare these measurements to how well patients perform while undergoing different procedures.
Morphomics is incredibly collaborative in nature, and its true power comes from bringing together experts and data from many fields to tackle important questions about human health and well-being.