Optimizing Long-Term Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Systematic Documentation

Klaus-Martin Simonic, Andreas Holzinger, Marcus Daniel Bloice, Josef Hermann

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Abstract

About 1% of the population suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. They not only experience pain, but during the course of the disease their mobility is reduced due to a deterioration of their joints. To retard this destructive process an assortment of drugs are available today, however, for optimal results both medication and dosage have to be tailored for each individual patient. RCQM is a clinical information system that moderates this process: within the confines of the examination routine, physicians gather more than 100 clinical and functional parameters (time needed < 10 minutes). The amassed data are morphed into more useable information by applying scoring algorithms (e.g. Disease Activity Score (DAS), Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)), which is subsequently interpreted as a function of time. The resulting DAS trends and patterns are ultimately used for treatment optimization and as a measure for the quality of patient outcome. Graphical data acquisition and information visualization support the entire interaction between doctor and patient. Both are equally informed of the course of the disease and, in practice, treatment decisions are made jointly. The task of documentation becomes an integral part of the dialog with the patient. This yields an increased level of decision quality, higher compliance, and verifiable patient empowerment.
Originalspracheenglisch
TitelProceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
ErscheinungsortNew York
Herausgeber (Verlag)Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Seiten550-554
Auflage1
ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-767-2
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2011
VeranstaltungInternational Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Dublin, Irland
Dauer: 23 Mai 201124 Mai 2011

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KonferenzInternational Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
LandIrland
OrtDublin
Zeitraum23/05/1124/05/11

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    Fields of Expertise

    • Information, Communication & Computing

    Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

    • Experimental
    • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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    Simonic, K-M., Holzinger, A., Bloice, M. D., & Hermann, J. (2011). Optimizing Long-Term Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Systematic Documentation. in Proceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (1 Aufl., S. 550-554). New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246087