Health information technologies in systemic lupus erythematosus: focus on patient assessment

Chiara Tani, Leopoldo Trieste, Valentina Lorenzoni, Sara Cannizzo, Giuseppe Turchetti, Marta Mosca, Marta Mosca, C Tani, L Trieste, V Lorenzoni, S Cannizzo, G Turchetti (+1 others)
2016 Clin Exp Rheumatol   unpublished
Recent advances in health information technologies (HIT) in systemic lupus erythematosus have included electronic databases and registries, computerised clinical charts for patient monitoring, computerised diagnostic tools, comput-erised prediction rules and, more recently , disease-specific applications for mobile devices for physicians, health care professionals, and patients. Traditionally , HIT development has been oriented primarily to physicians and public administrators. However, more
more » ... ent development of patient-centered Apps could improve communication and empower patients in the daily management of their disease. Economic advantages could also result from the use of HIT, including these Apps by collecting real life data that could be used in both economic analyses and to improve patient care.