Improved patient care and outcomes
The company created @Point of Care, a mobile app that relieves clinical practitioners from the burden of searching and culling through vast volumes of material. The company curates a corpus of knowledge gleaned from medical research and delivers this material through a platform with an on-demand search tool that moves beyond traditional keyword search engine protocols to deliver precisely targeted results. The company integrated physician- and patient-facing mobile portals into the system so that clinicians can gather data directly from patients and use it to create more precise queries for researching medical information. The solution uses natural language processing and cognitive computing technology to decipher what physicians are seeking and to offer the best potential answers. It includes fully dedicated iterations devoted to more than two dozen conditions, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other areas in hematology/oncology.
The solution is game changing because it dramatically transforms the way clinicians educate themselves on the most current medical research relevant to specific conditions under their clinical specialties. By using mobile technology powered by natural language processing and cognitive technology to receive context-specific responses to focused queries, physicians can easily access information that they can bring to bear in making diagnoses and treatment decisions in real time at the point of care.
Prior to solution adoption, clinicians were forced to spend time outside regular office hours searching through tremendous volumes of medical research, discerning which sources were helpful and then later applying that knowledge to their clinical practices. Now, physicians can bring their queries and answers into the examining room at the point of patient contact, ask the most important questions at the right time and receive sharply focused answers that are most relevant to the issue at hand, further enriching the doctor-patient relationship.
Systems of record, insight or engagement
By delivering precise and real-time answers to physicians’ queries using the most relevant medical research, the solution provides a system of insight that dramatically improves clinician knowledge and supports improved performance. The integration of the patient- and physician-facing apps creates a dynamic system of engagement that doctors and patients can use to communicate more effectively and support more accurate diagnosis and better treatment.