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What is Promptly?
Promptly is your personalized platform to manage your diseases. You can track your treatment outcomes over time and see how you are recovering, share them with your doctors and help other patients understand how they will feel.
Who is Promptly for?
Promptly is for patients that want to understand and anticipate how they will feel after each treatment, medication or surgery, and that want to be part of a community of fellow patients that relate to their symptoms and share their fears, expectations and health outcomes.
Promply is also for doctors and care teams, for them to follow-up on the care they provide and see how their patients are recovering in each moment.
Why should I measure outcomes?
Physiological and biochemical data cannot give all the information about the disease progression or treatment effectiveness; some data can only be obtained from the patient perspective. Also, for most diseases, survival is no longer the ultimate goal; several domains of quality of life, from the patient perspective, play nowadays an increasingly important role for delivering care. By using Promptly, you will be able to follow-up on your patients’ quality of life and improve your clinical practice by using data reported directly by your patients.
Do I own my data?
Absolutely yes. This means that you can manage who can see your data and for which diseases, what to share and not share, and for how long. It also means that you can ask for all your data, shut your Promptly down whenever you want, ask all your data to be erased. Promptly is yours, for you to use.
Do I have to pay anything?
No. Promptly is free of charge for patients and doctors. You just need to register with your email or phone number using your computer or mobile phone and start managing your health outcomes.
So, how do you make money?
Hospitals pay us a per patient fee for using Promptly to help them manage your care better. We also take some of the information you share, anonymize it and make it available to our partners. These are companies that want to improve their healthcare products (for instance, pharma companies that want to know how good their medication is for treating a certain disease) or health systems that want to use this information for managing their business (for instance, insurance companies want to know how their hospitals are performing). All information we provide them is aggregated and anonymized, which means that none of your individual personal data is shared.
Where can I use Promptly?
Promptly is a cloud-based service that is being designed for you. It is not based in any specific hospital or health system. It is yours, so you can use it wherever you want: when you’re at your private doctor, or when you’re admitted to a public hospital; when you’re at your regular check-up or when you need to access your health data abroad. Promptly is yours, for you to share with the caregivers that you want.
How do you measure outcomes?
For measuring outcomes, we use standardized scientifically validated tools, known as patient-reported outcome measurements (PROMs). These are medical questionnaires built for patients to answer. They are simple, easy to fill-out and tailored to each medical conditions. We are applying advanced analytics in this data so we can tailor each questionnaire to your very specific medical context
Who is in charge of this data?
The patient owns the data. This means that the he may opt out from sharing his care outcomes whenever he wants. Yet, the vast majority of patients choose to report their outcomes to their care teams if they feel the data is being used to guide their treatment or to help other patients.
How can I use Promptly with my patients?
You can suggest Promptly to your patients and encourage them to report their treatment outcomes. After they link their account to yours, you will be able to follow-up their care. You can also use their anonymized data for your own clinical research.
Can I customize my own questions in Promptly?
No. And the reason for this is that we want to use, as much as possible, a standardized and "universal” set of outcomes measurements. We rely on the work of international standardization organizations such as the International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measurement - ICHOM, the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System – PROMIS, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research – ISPOR, the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership – OMOP, and others. By using this approach, we maximize the insights we can provide to you and your care team. Yet, this does not mean we cannot change our outcomes: if you have any idea on how we can improve our work, please let us know.