Intronix I-Quantify™ and I-Engage™ Apps for Outcome Tracking and Patient Engagement
Chronic pain is a common condition with significant physical, psychological, social, and economic impact. The Institute of Medicine estimates that >100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Conservative estimates suggest that well over US $500 billion per year is spent in the treatment of these pain conditions. This is associated with lost productivity of these individuals and the burden that their suffering engenders for patients and their families.
It is clear that pain is a complex phenomenon and thus requires a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach. New technologies, such as smartphone Apps, may help close the gap in utilization of these evidence-based treatments. Considering the current literature on pain management, some Apps should be targeted to patients, while others should be targeted to health care professionals.
Patient-facing apps could provide the most benefits. Such apps would seek to engage patients in between traditional outpatient visits and empower them to take a more active role in the management of their ailment, to improve pain relief, to facilitate functioning, and to return to daily living.
The answer can be found in adopting our secure, HIPAA-compliant. cloud based solutions that give patients and providers tools to support communication and assessments of their patients in the office and connections to patients at home. Our digital health solution is built upon three pillars.
Communication is the foundation on which any good relationship stands, and this is especially true for the provider-patient relationship. Communicating with patients is generally easy when they’re at a hospital or clinic, but what happens when they are unable to physically see a doctor, or would benefit from ongoing communication and assessments that can be delivered right from their apps to their healthcare provider's app based chart?
The answer can be found in adopting our secure, HIPAA-compliant. cloud based solutions that give patients and providers tools to support communication and assessments of their patients in the office and connections to patients at home. Our digital health solution is built upon three pillars:
I-Engage.Community Website (Coming soon):
Find the confidence and skills to manage your pain
Pain management is a grueling full-time job. If you’ve felt overwhelmed by chronic pain, you’re not alone.
It can feel like your pain is in control. We’re here to help you gain confidence, support, and skills to better manage your condition.
Get connected with others who understand. Take courses to help sharpen your pain management skills. Find and build a health team to provide you with the care you deserve: sign-up and join-in on live chronic pain support groups, and interactive webinars on our Zoom platform; and check out our video library of meditations, stretches, and low impact yoga sessions.
I-Engage (Pre-Launch - Coming soon):
I-Engage helps you stay in control of your pain management by equipping you with tools to monitor and respond. Track your pain, connect with your doctor, and access this community (within the app). Record the whole picture of your pain, beyond the 1-10 scale. I-Engage securely connects to your doctor’s I-Quantify app so they can monitor your pain, too.
All results are available graphically, and supportive information pertaining to the patient’s documented condition is pushed to their phone, or tablet, to help them monitor, track, and cope with their specific situation. Electronic diaries have been shown to improve compliance and decrease the risk of recall bias. Self-management contributes to better outcomes.
The great power of these two Apps is the synergy that occurs when the doctor’s office is using I-Quantify, and patients are using I-Engage. Data collected from the patient’s day-to-day condition can be transferred to the doctor’s App and easily viewed alongside the doctor’s information. This provides both a measure of treatment outcomes as well as incorporating patient engagement data, which are two very important factors needed to improve patient treatment outcomes.
Additionally, doctors can train patients to fill out more extensive questionnaires to increase the value of day-to-day feedback. These questionnaires can be selected and specifically activated on the patient’s I-Engage App. This will increase the value of the patient’s feedback and further improve communication about the patient’s condition.
I-Quantify (Pre-Launch - Coming soon):
I-Quantify is for health care providers who treat patients/clients with chronic pain. This tool helps you engage patients in their pain care. You can track their condition with relevant indexes and monitor how they’re doing between appointments (via connection with I-Engage). Better assess treatment efficacy and patient state through collecting high quality, personalized patient data, with the help of your patients!