Patient Care App for Leading Life Science Company
Discover how a patient care app helps thousands of asthma patients take control of their disease
About Kantar Health
- Discovery phase
- Product development
Patient Care App
- Kantar Health generates a new revenue stream
- Kantar Health creates a “copyable” app for other diagnoses
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The mobile app aims to present ways to help patients with chronic diseases and, at the same time, monetize the app by selling data collected directly from patients, which is of significant value to pharmaceutical companies. technology.
Kantar Health was looking for a trustful software company with a deep expertise in healthcare compliance development. Main aim is to help asthma patient to control their desease and educate them about asthma inhalers, remind them about the treatment, but most important, monitor the patient’s health status through a medical CAT questionnaire
Kantar Health partnered with Altamira to solve the main challenges of their projects:
- Asthmatic patients, and patients with other chronic diseases, often have problems with “adherence” to treatment.
- Adherence means the willingness and discipline to continue treatment even during a symptom-free period when the patient feels well.
- In the long term, however, treatment failures can lead to a worsening of the patient’s health and the need to take so-called rescue treatment – treatment that only suppresses acute symptoms when they occur but does not address the cause.
The mobile app guides the patient through using a specific type of asthma inhaler in the first step via interactive e-learning. It then verifies the patient’s knowledge with a quiz – questions that the patient has to answer. If the patient answers incorrectly, the app will make them think again and answer correctly.
After going through the initial educational part, the patient uses the app to monitor their health. The mobile app notifies the patient daily and asks them to rate their condition on a scale of 1 – 5. If the patient feels worse, the app asks them to fill out a medical CAT questionnaire. It is a set of a few simple questions, the evaluation of which gives the patient a so-called CAT score.
The score is stored in the background and generates a trajectory of the patient’s health status, a very important indicator for the patient’s treating physician, who can access the data from the app via a linked web application.
Besides the features above, the mobile app allows the user to set treatment reminders, communicate with Apple Health, and connect to smart devices via a Bluetooth interface.
The mobile app aims to present ways to help patients with chronic diseases and, at the same time, monetize the app by selling data collected directly from patients, which is of significant value to pharmaceutical companies.
Applications also have far greater potential. They can be connected directly to doctors’ offices and communicate with them securely and in real-time the health status of patients. This can be life-saving or life-improving with some diagnoses. In one of the other projects we produced in this sphere, we connected a web application to the outpatient clinics of pneumologists.
This communicated to them the deterioration of the health condition of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which, if a doctor reacts quickly, could save the patient’s life with a relatively easy course of the disease (thanks to the capture of the so-called exacerbation and adequate treatment re-adjustment).
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