Engaging Patients, Empowering Doctors in Digitalization of Healthcare
Patients can monitor their own physiological parameters and medical events using mobile applications. The problem is how to involve patients in regular use. The key problem seems to convince the patient that doctor will get acquainted with the data sent in service of Patient Health Records (PHR) on time. From other hand we have to organize for doctors the comfortable access to such data and do not overload them. The dynamics of clinical parameters of diabetes, hypertension, anticoagulation – vital for successful treatment, so these patients and their physicians seems to be perspective for innovation methods. Pulse, blood pressure, weight, glucose level and confirmation of a dose of medication taken, organized to be immediately delivered in the PHR from mobile application and household measuring devices used by the patient. The doctor choosing variants of presentation of medical monitoring information transmitted from the patient. In addition, specialized Medical Messenger (MM) allows the patient to ask questions to the doctor at the moment when they arise without disturbing the life of the doctor via his personal mobile phone or e-mail. We expect this exchange of messages will serve as a base of innovative interactive case history, managed not only by physician, but by patient as well. Personal monitoring also used for evaluating the “adherence to treatment”: system of reminders about medication and measurements, the results of which become available to doctor according intellectual algorithms he chooses.
KeywordsPatient health records (PHR) Medical data presentation Distant medical monitoring Intellectual algorithms Adherence to treatment
This work was supported, in part, by a Grants RFBR, Russia № 16-29-12998, 16-07-01140, 16-07-01047.
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