Featuring: Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc
Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fail to notify their rheumatologists of flares occurring between appointments and instead try to manage flares on their own. Mobile apps present a unique opportunity to improve real-time assessment and management of RA by collecting electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) between appointments. Such data can help identify sustained increases in these ePROs that may benefit from early intervention.
Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc, the Solovy/Arthritis Research Society Research Professor and associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern Medicine, and other investigators examined the effects of using an app to monitor longitudinal ePROs on patient satisfaction and disease activity in patients with RA. Recently published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, the study found that the app did not significantly improve patient satisfaction or disease activity compared to care coordination alone, although patients and physicians alike reported positive experiences with the app.
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Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc, the Solovy/Arthritis Research Society Research Professor and associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern Medicine, was senior author of the study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology
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