If the doctor adds in a template block of type "patient form", it is not immediately added to the list of blocks
under an issue, but instead forwarded to a server, making it available to the patient.
This special block can contain advisory text for the patient with instructions for self-care, including any
data from the medical record that has been configured for this form. In other words, it is an extract of the
medical record tailored for the patient.
The form also contains input fields for feedback from the patient to the doctor.
The myIota app
The patient can download the myIota app from the app store and use it to access his or her forms from the server. (The access is secured
through a third party, or optionally through a credentials service we can provide.)
Reading and responding
The patient automatically receives any forms that have been sent to the server by the doctor and gets them in sorted order in
the left pane for immediate reading and future reference.
At any time, the patient can enter his or her own data in the provided fields, typically
self-measured data or feedback on how well he or she can perform the self care that was recommended. Other feedback is also possible such as
daily notes on pain, training progress, etc. After entering the data, it is automatically uploaded to the iotaMed server.
In the screenshots you see here, the patient form is in Swedish. If you use structured input in your patient forms, the
form can be shown to the patient in a language different from the rest of the medical record and be automatically translated when it is imported.
The way the text items and selection choices are coded, makes this feature possible.
Back at the doctor's office
When the doctor opens the iotaMed app for this patient, he or she taps the message icon in the top left corner and
selects a patient form in the list that shows.
The feedback form
The doctor sees an overview of the data the patient has entered, and if it looks like it is the right form,
the doctor taps the "import" button and a new issue block is created in the issue list with the data the patient
Verify and include
The data from the patient now shows up as a form (an issue block) and the doctor can change any data
that turns out to be wrong or incomplete. All the data is available for use in other blocks and reports. This
way patient feedback data is effortlessly approved and included in the records and in any reports to national registries.