Care Provider Expansion

by on April 23, 2013

Today’s blog is a bit different as I want to discuss some happenings relative to the technology behind the FibroTrack online fibromyalgia management system. I am doing this to seek input and ideas from others that may help in guiding some new development projects.

Since FibroTrack launched back in December, I have received a number of inquiries from medical professionals interested in using the system with their patients. Through the 2 year development process for the main web application and mobile apps it was always my intention to eventually expand the system to include a version designed to help medical professionals improve the quality of the care provided to their patients. This initiative is moving up in priority!

One of the reasons that FibroTrack took so long to build was due to the database design and the management dashboards that were built to help in managing the application setup on an ongoing basis. All of this is designed such that the system can be structured and customized to help track and manage many different chronic pain conditions. Any condition for which symptoms and effective treatments vary from patient to patient can be more efficiently managed through structured tracking efforts.

Medical AppsIt is common practice for pain clinics and medical professionals who treat chronic pain to ask patients to complete paper forms seeking to detail their symptoms in an effort to help the medical professional better understand what is really going on.  Many ask their patients to try and update such forms on a daily basis. While this is certainly better than no tracking at all, it is both tedious for the patient and it relies on often impaired memory. It also results in data that cannot be evaluated in more effective visual means such as charts and graphs.

The new direction that I am looking at currently would bring all of the core functionality and management dashboard capabilities to medical professionals who treat chronic pain conditions. Medical professionals who subscribe to the “Pro” version of the system would be able to provide full access to both the main web application and mobile applications to their patients. The system will be “private labeled” to match their own practice. It will function as a shared platform within which to interact with patients on an ongoing basis, as needed. This is aimed at Pain Clinics, Rheumatologists, Neurologists, Nutritionists, Chiropractors, Chronic Pain Coaches, Occupational Therapists and other medical professionals focused on treating chronic pain.

The technology can either be bundled together with a care provider website or integrated into an existing website a medical professional already has. The websites that we are looking at offering (with all the tracking technology integrated) will also provide things like online scheduling and billing functionality.

So why am I bringing all this to you? Because I would really like to get feedback and ideas from the community. If your working with a medical professional to treat chronic pain, what features and capabilities would you like to see from a web application and mobile apps to improve the experience? If you are a medical professional who treats chronic pain, what capabilities and features would help you improve the care you provide? Please comment on the post, or shoot me an email -   Terry@fibrotrack.com.

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