Medtronic plc announces CareGuidePro, a mobile application and web portal to help guide patients through their spinal cord stimulation therapy experience.

The patient’s care team, including physicians and Medtronic, may also use the CareGuidePro platform to help manage and support the patient’s experience with spinal cord stimulation. Patients also have the ability to record their pain relief and other feedback directly into the app, providing detailed Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) to ensure timely, essential information is recorded and accessible even outside of in-person office visits, according to a media release.

“CareGuidePro is Medtronic’s first patient-centric digital health platform created for spinal cord stimulation patients, intended as a seamless solution that will naturally integrate into the care provider’s workflow. We believe this digital health platform will facilitate a more informative and engaging patient experience that will translate into better physician-patient dialogue, potentially contributing to better therapy management.”

— Dave Anderson, president of the Neuromodulation business, which is part of the Neuroscience Portfolio at Medtronic


CareGuidePro features include:

  • Caregiver access for patients less familiar or able to manage the app, enabling easy access to essential information
  • Procedure-specific FAQs and task lists/reminders
  • Standardized and Custom Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) surveys
  • Secure sharing of PROs to keep entire care team informed
  • Secure, encrypted two-way communication and file-sharing

Medtronic is currently enrolling patients for the app’s limited commercial release, with a full United States release expected in late summer. CareGuidePro is available on iOS and Android devices.

[Source(s): Medtronic, PR Newswire]

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