Amsterdamn, NE– Unique partnerships have become the flagship of any great healthcare success. The latest to strike my attention was that of a partnership between Philips and Dutch Radboud University medical center. Their collaborative diabetes app with an integrated online community is poised to enhance continuity of care for Type 1 diabetes patients.
Through the app, patients are able to track their blood glucose levels, insulin use and nutrition and physical activity metrics in order to receive feedback on any reoccurring trends. The app is also intelligent enough to have the capability of turning user stress levels into insulin doses that match up.
Patients are able to send private messages to healthcare providers in order to receive customized feedback and guidance in regards to particular readings. If a user is looking for more general crowd-sourced knowledge, the app also has a community section in which you can post publicly to anyone that is in your “circle.”
Throughout the first phase of this collaboration, both organizations’ focus will be on Type 1 diabetes and the integration of EHR data and personal health monitoring devices (wireless glucose monitors, activity monitors, etc) in order to give patients and healthcare professionals a clear view into their diabetic trends.
With more healthcare partnerships entering the market, we’re heading in the direction of more confident decision making and increased collaboration between patients and their healthcare providers.
Check out a demo of the Philips + Dutch Radboud University app here!