, C3N launch Collaborative Chronic Care Network, C3N launch Collaborative Chronic Care Network

The / C3N collaborative mHealth study will connect patients, clinicians and researchers, and test a new model for chronic care. The goal is to use smartphones to help doctors passively capture the experiences of adolescents who are managing their inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The hope is to create a tool that can help patients anticipate when their symptoms might flare up and take action to prevent further pain.

Dr. Michael Seid, the principal investigator of the study, believes that “mobile phones and passive sensors will revolutionize health management and support for chronic patients.”