Egoo Health System can potentially support and ease the test-scheme within Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) so that patients can perform a CRP test at home in conjunction with a Patient Reported Outcome report that generates a 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28-CRP), which is an internationally recognized tool for monitoring patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
This data can then be sent off to the national rheumatology database and the treating physician.
Current practice requires RA patients to undergo multiple, exhausting examinations at doctors’ offices to perform CRP tests, obtain reports and conduct other tests so that adjustments can continually be made to their treatment.
With the Egoo Health System, blood sampling, monitoring and the generation of reports can all be done at home. It improves quality of life for the patient (less travel to doctors’ offices and labs, along with the ability to perform more frequent tests) and the quality of care because physicians have more data for monitoring and adjusting treatment.
"One of the aims is to monitor efficacy of the biological medicine via a monthly CRP test.
It empowers patients by getting them actively involved
in monitoring their arthritis at home."
Henning Bliddal, MD, DMSci, Professor, Head of the Parker
Institute, Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg Frederiksberg.
FACTS ABOUT RHEUMATIOD ARTHRITIS
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common chronic inflammatory joint systemic disease and the inflammatory process leads to joint damage and loss of function.
Recent studies have suggested that more than 2.3 million individuals are diagnosed with RA in Europe, generating annual direct and indirect costs of management of over €45 billion. (The Burden of Rheumatoid Arthritis across Europe: A Socioeconomic Survey (BRASS), 2017).
A growing body of evidence has substantiated the consistent clinical benefits of continuous inflammatory control as a cornerstone in any treatment strategy.
It is likely that many patients would both be able to, and prefer, doing the monitoring themselves. Their active participation leads to a feeling of empowerment and improves their well-being and quality of life.