Improving Patient Engagement
Tragically, heart attacks, strokes, and other heart diseases account for 1 in 3 deaths overall in the United States. However, many of these deaths can be prevented with better patient education and engagement. That’s where Asymmetrik hopes to make a difference.
Cardiac Consultant is an interactive application that helps doctors educate patients about their individual risk for heart disease and stroke. Using the app, patients explore how different factors like age and family history combine with their lifestyle choices to affect overall cardiovascular health.
Building Better Patient Applications
Cardiac Consultant sets itself apart from existing risk calculators by focusing on making patient data accessible and easy to understand. Under the hood, Cardiac Consultant uses SMART on FHIR®, a modern healthcare IT standard, to seamlessly and securely exchange the patient’s personal health data located in Cerner’s electronic health record system. This saves time and reduces the risk of errors because patients and doctors don’t have to manually enter data.
The interactive design of the application facilitates understanding and builds trust between the user and the data. It also helps increase awareness of the connection between various factors and a patient’s risk level. And, it can be the difference that encourages a patient to take proactive steps to improve their overall health. Asymmetrik partnered with Mile Two to develop the app, which was recently chosen as a finalist in Cerner’s Code App Challenge, a national competition honoring innovative new healthcare apps.
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