Used properly, technology and data can improve our lives – from day-to-day healthy living to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and home care. Electronic medical records (EMRs) make this data accessible and actionable.
At Cleveland Clinic we have seen the benefits first-hand of efficient, connected and accessible care, for example:
- Specialized apps that regularly assess patient conditions. A Multiple Sclerosis app , for example, measures motor, vision and cognitive performance, informing the caregiver whether further evaluation or a change to the patient’s care plan is needed. Similarly, the MyEpilepsy app helps patients and physicians effectively manage epilepsy, keeping a daily record of seizure activity and tracking progress. Linked to an outcome, data aligns with knowledge.