A company called Patient Doctor Technologies launched Doctella, which is touted a Digital Health Studio for HealthCare Providers and Health Insurance Companies to bring CarePrograms to patient apps.
The solution enables medical professionals to develop apps specific to their practice and their patient's individual medical conditions in minutes without any software developers. By integrating with Apple's platforms such as HealthKit and CareKit — or Google Fit — as well as other medical devices and sensors present on patients' phones or via the cloud, patients can choose to share their information with doctors via Doctella to automatically track reported outcomes, vitals, and actions, exercise routines, pain monitoring and prescriptions. From there, this data is analyzed to create the context for alerts and reminders that are shared with the patient, caregiver, and providers.
The Doctella Digital Health Studio is available online and is already being used by some of the most respected physicians and surgeons in their field. Its flexible design makes its suitable for hospitals, health care providers, nurse case managers, pharmaceuticals, health plan coaches and startups focused on chronic conditions and digital therapeutics.
"The health care system is striving to meet patient expectations outside the clinical setting," says Doctella Co-Founder and Surgeon, Adil Haider MD, from Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. "Currently, verbal or paper instructions, a quick call from the doctor or a brief visit are considered state of the art methods for managing patients, outside a hospital or after they leave a clinic."
Doctors and/or hospitals interest to try Doctella visit its website to design their own branded and personalized CarePrograms using templates, or they can hire Doctella digital health experts to assist them. Doctors can then send an invitation to their patients for their specific CarePrograms; patients receive their doctor's secure invitation via email, SMS or through their EHR. Using Doctella's integrated dashboard, doctors are able to automatically follow their patient's progress via patient feedback or sensors in their everyday devices.
The system can be integrated with popular EHR platforms like Epic and Cerner, and can also work with other platforms as well, such as scheduling software.
Doctella has a Freemium model measured by number of patients, enabling doctors and hospitals to start using the studio for free.