We knew that patients really loved the utility of the GI Monitor app, and now we find out that physicians also are very pleased with how well the symptom-tracking feature works for their patients.
Dr. Roshini Raj, a board certified gastroenterologist and internist and the medical editor at Health magazine, identified Medivo’s GI Monitor as one of the most effective health apps during a segment on NBC’s “Today Show” on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Dr. Raj, a graduate of New York University School of Medicine, was talking about a few of the apps and websites that she believes are trustworthy and provide a high quality experience for both the patient and the physician. After her segment on “Today,” GI Monitor quickly shot up the charts in the iTunes app store to a No. 3 ranking among free health apps.
“There is a lot of information out there, some of it good and some of it not so good,” Dr. Raj said of the plethora of digital resources for patients. Among the apps she identified as most useful for patients were GI Monitor, the leading symptom-tracking app for IBD, Crohn’s and Colitis.
“Technology is the wave of the future in health care,” Dr. Raj explained, “and [GI Monitor] is a way that patients can actually monitor their symptoms and keep track of their symptoms.” These accurate reports of symptoms can then be shared by the patient with his /her physician at the next office visit.
“One of the things that I get frustrated with as a doctor,” she said, “is that when the patient comes in and when I ask them how long they have had this problem, they can’t remember…. But this is a way that you can actually create a chart for your doctor and bring it in and show them.”
As Dr. Raj noted on the “Today Show,” Medivo also is developing apps similar to GI Monitor for patients with lupus and arthritis. Stay tuned for important product updates from Medivo.