Award-Winning Healthcare App Updating Paper Questionnaires To Smartphone Age

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Via Star Tribune

“A group of doctors in St. Paul has been cutting down on unneeded urological surgeries by considering answers on questionnaires patients fill out about their pain.

The Fairview HealthEast Kidney Stone Institute considers the process part of a shared decision making process, but replicating those kinds of results elsewhere is difficult. The paper questionnaires used at the institute are clunky for the patient and cannot be uploaded to electronic health record (EHR) systems.”

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