Technology Update

The Lupus Research Alliance, a national voluntary health organization, has joined forces with Pfizer and Tata Consultancy Services to launch a new, custom, smartphone application that will allow patients with lupus to report symptoms of their disease via their iPhones.

Based on the results of their study, Dr Grainger and colleagues asserted that current mobile applications available to assist in the management of patients with RA are configured as simple calculators for rheumatologists or as data tracking tools for patients, and the latter do not uniformly collect data using validated instruments.

Based on data accessed in May 2016 from Symplur, a platform that maintains a controlled database of vetted healthcare hashtags grouped with other relevant hashtags, the most common sources for mentions of rheumatoid arthritis on Twitter included a mix of professional patient advocacy organizations and individual patients.

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