Case study: Linq
Though there are now tens of thousands of health apps and devices on the market, there is still a huge gap in figuring out how to bring the data they produce into clinical practice, to improve the care clinicians can provide for their patients.
Open mHealth is partnering with Dr. Michael McConnell at Stanford’s Preventive Cardiology Clinic to develop Linq; a platform that bridges the gap between patients and clinicians, and brings digital health data into the heart of clinical practice today. As part of Open mHealth’s ongoing work around clinical schemas, Open mHealth collaborated with a range of clinical experts to align Linq with the needs of both patients and clinicians, and existing clinical workflows. We designed metrics and translated data from 3rd party sources to design data views that doctors can use to provide meaningful feedback to their patients.
Linq is built using the Open mHealth open API platform and enables patients to use the apps and devices they love and share their digital health data with their doctor. It gives clinicians access to patients’ data in a way that gives them maximum clinical value and insight — without having to worry about where the data is coming from. Linq is also designed to encourage intentional, collaborative tracking between patients and clinicians, focusing the use of digital health data towards supporting clinical decision-making. Through smart notifications, alerts and goal settings, doctors can use the platform to personalize the care they provide: for example, a doctor could set a custom notification to ensure a prescribed medication is bringing down a patient’s blood pressure as desired, and if not, adjust the treatment. These types of features help reduce the amount of time needed to understand a particular issue, while personalizing the care a given patient receives. In turn, this allows clinical costs to be reduced, and patient outcomes improved. If you’re a hospital, clinic or insurer and want Linq, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.