August 17th, 2010 | Published in News
Laura Landro reports:
To help improve care for chronic diseases and other health conditions, researchers participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Project HealthDesign are asking patients to use smartphones and other devices to collect data about their health — known as observations of daily living, or ODLs — between doctor visits, today’s Informed Patient column reports.
For patients on the far ends of the age spectrum, however, the job is a little more complicated: Babies can’t record their diaper changes and weight gain onto an iPod Touch, and many elderly patients with arthritis or cognitive decline aren’t good candidates for mobile devices. So some grantees are coming up with novel solutions to store and monitor those folks’ data…..
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