The Patient Self-Monitoring Solution is supported by the Patient Dashboard and the PICASO App. It is a self-monitoring platform that integrates three types of monitoring schemes – scheduled vital signs measurements with medical devices, continuous activity and behaviour monitoring using wearable sensors, and patient self-assessment using disease-specific clinical questionnaires. The Patient Self-Monitoring solution helps patients and clinicians to establish a complete view of the patient health status compared with existing solutions that support only one of these three monitoring schemes, usually limited to the time of a given consultation between patient and physician. The Clinician Dashboard allows clinicians to view the measurement the patients have taken at home and shared via the Patient Dashboard and the PICASO App. Also, the data that is collected automatically, e.g. activity, is accessible. The patient’s self-monitoring data can be viewed in different formats, e.g. separate or joined graphs, and for different time frames.

Figure 1: Singular view of self-monitored data (1 month)
Figure 2: Showing all available self-monitoring data (1 month)

The Patient Dashboard is integrated with the patient’s care plan and allows patients to get daily overview of all the care related activities and tasks which is presented in a diary format. Patients can use the Patient Dashboard to confirm that they have taken their prescribed medication, the dosage and time of day and share this information with their clinicians and informal carers. In addition, it is possible for patients to document and attach a note explaining any deviances from their medication plan. This supports clinicians to evaluate the effect of the medication on the patient’s health, as well as patients, and their informal carers, to keep track of their medication intake. Patients can also record the intake of any other medication, such as pain medication, and include a note explaining why they have taken it. This type of information can be very useful for clinician and can help to optimise the treatment of the patient. Informal carers also benefit because they can follow the patient’s care plan, health status and care plan adherence remotely which may alleviate any anxiety they have felt before when they did not have access to this information. The many functionalities of the Patient Dashboard supports patient engagement, empowerment and care adherence.

Patient Self-Monitoring