eHealth for disease monitoring
Together with prof. Pia Munkholm I have developed Constant Care, a web-based symptom and calprotectin monitoring program. The system has been developed in order to facilitate home monitoing and self-initiated therapy for patients with inflammatory bowel disease as well as patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Thereby we can integrate epidemiological pattern recognition into clinical practice as well as individualise close disease monitoring and treatment, improve adherence and compliance the therapy and empower patients.
Constant Care is available for both children (<18 years) & adults with inflammatory bowel disease and/or irritable bowel syndrome. It is owned by the Capital Region, Denmark and is available free of charge.
The Constant Care system has been validated in 3 PhD projects and in several publications:
M. Elkjær E-health: Web-guided therapy and disease self-management in ulcerative colitis. Impact on disease outcome, quality of life and compliance. Dan Med J. 2012 Jul;59(7):B4478
N. Pedersen EHealth: self-management in inflammatory bowel disease and in irritable bowel syndrome using novel constant-care web applications. EHealth by constant-care in IBD and IBS. Dan Med J. 2015 Dec;62(12):B5168.
K. Carlsen et al. Self-managed eHealth Disease Monitoring in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Mar;23(3):357-36
The Constant Care platform for patient self-monitoring is shown below (www.noh.constant-care.dk):