Real world data for the benefit of TAI patients

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, August 30, 2018

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In medical science, there is now a growing trend for evidence taken from real world data and patient reported outcome. Patient perception is highly valuable to enhance knowledge in Transanal Irrigation (TAI).

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Real world data may give Healthcare Professionals a wider picture of patient behavior and satisfaction than the clinical outcome of a randomized controlled trial.

Both forms of evidence – and everything in between  are important pieces of the puzzle in building value for the patient. Data, about how the patients use a specific device and how they experience it in different settings, is the key to tailoring better usage going forward, creating better instructions for patients and ultimately better devices.

Navina Smart Data

Navina Smart Data is a database collecting irrigation data anonymously. The information is based on the objective data from the Navina Smart units but also on subjective data from the patients (also anonymized). When the patients synchronize their units via the Navina Smart app they also have the possibility to grade their irrigation and answer questions regarding their bowel symptoms.

All this information feeds into the database where it is possible to sort it through different parameters.

Tailoring the treatment

The different filters give the prescriber the possibility to see how transanal irrigation (TAI) is used by the average user, and perhaps find patterns within different indications. This in turn provides opportunities to help guide the patients in the introduction and maintenance of TAI therapy.

The picture drawn of the patients' usage can also contribute to new studies to further explain how to make transanal irrigation more accessible for everyone who needs it.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Navina Smart Data