Quality of Life...
What is important to most patients with a chronic illness? The typical answer is their overall quality of life. They may not use those exact words but as anyone with a chronic disease knows, how well they are able to function and lead a normal life is what is valued most. It is what a healthy individual takes for granted and what someone with a chronic disease fears will become a distant memory.
While this may seem obvious to patients, and acknowledged on a theoretical basis by physicians, in clinical practice the patient’s quality of life is not routinely tracked.
The goal of BetterQOL, Inc. is to bring quality of life measurements to routine clinical practice. We are developing tools for physicians to use that improve health outcomes in their patients including an innovative HIPPA compliant portal that administers quality of life metrics. The BetterQOL portal tracks health outcomes, correlates data with medication changes and screens for comorbid diseases. The portal also asks questions about medication usage, medication side effects, and disease progression. Medication education and disease education are also included.