Patient Doctor Technologies has launched Doctella, a Digital Health Studio for health care providers and health insurance companies to bring care programs to patient apps, leveraging Apple’s open source CareKit.
CareKit is a tool for assisting people in taking an active role in their care. iPhone apps using the kit make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication; providing insights that help people better understand their own health. With the ability to share information with doctors, nurses or family members, CareKit apps help people take a more active role in their health.
Using Doctella, medical professionals can develop apps specific to their practice and their patient’s individual medical conditions in minutes without any software developers. By integrating with HealthKit and other hospital-grade 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.
Through Doctella CarePrograms, this information 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 being used by some hospitals, health care providers, nurse case managers, pharmaceuticals, health plan coaches and startups focused on chronic conditions and digital therapeutics.
Doctors or hospitals can sign up at www.doctella.com and design their own branded and personalized CarePrograms using templates in minutes online or they can hire Doctella digital health experts to assist them. They can choose from hundreds of CareProgram templates across a number of specialties.