Chronic pain is extremely complex and everyone's journey is unique. GeoPain is a great communication tool and can be used in a variety of ways. To see the greatest benefit from GeoPain you should consider what your goals are.
Below are a few common uses for GeoPain that others are using to get the most out of the app. If you have a different use case, or looking for some extra guidance just let us know. We would love to help.
It's easy to lose sight of progress. With chronic pain it's difficult to remember the subtle changes that may occur from day-to-day. GeoPain provides a clear visual record of pain and progress. Like watching a movie of your pain evolve over time.
Choose a time to record pain every day. (e.g. morning/evening)
Create a pain entry at the scheduled time with whatever has changed since the last entry.
Periodically check out pain trends in app or by generating a detailed report to share with others.
(Optional) Create additional pain entries during a flare-up or a large change in intensity or area.
NOTE: To help remember when to enter a new pain entry GeoPain provides custom alarms/notifications.
Patients will build a robust visual record that shows the lasting effects of their treatments and see their progress.
Clinicians identify and document how their patient is responding to a treatment, and if it is appropriate.
Researchers can extract an incredible amount of data from reports offering a clear picture of exactly how a treatment is working.
GeoPain becomes a powerful communication tool for between visits and reporting.
Everyone responds differently to treatments. This is one reason why chronic pain is so challenging to treat. When starting a new treatment it is often helpful to know how long the treatment takes to see an effect, how long does it last, and what side effects exist. GeoPain can help.
Identify a treatment you would like to track. (ex. a new pain medication)
Create a pain entry before the treatment. You can use the "notes" section to label an entry for later.
Once you notice the treatment taking effect (or every 30-60 minutes) create another entry.
Continue creating pain entries every 1-2 hours until the treatment no longer has an effect.
Repeat this for 1-3 days, and generate a report to see patterns from your treatment.
NOTE: To help remember when to enter a new pain entry GeoPain allows you to setup custom notifications.
Patients will learn how long a treatment takes to be effective and can use that to better manage their pain during the day.
Clinicians can identify dangerous symptoms or side effects from the treatment and change course (if needed).
Researchers can map out exactly how the treatment is affecting a patient's pain and see if those match their hypothesis.
GeoPain becomes a powerful tool to managing pain and identifying the best treatment plan.
After a treatment is prescribed the clinician/researcher is often left wondering if it's working or not. When it comes to chronic pain, it becomes increasingly important to have a complete picture of how a patient is responding to treatment. With regular use, GeoPain can provide a clear picture of the nuances that can lead to a greater quality of care.
Contact us to get setup with a license for your patients/subjects.
During a patient's first visit introduce GeoPain and walk them through the initial setup using their own device.
Create your first entry together to reduce their learning curve.
Prescribe GeoPain to the patient for use at home using one of the above models or your own protocol.
Prior to their next visit ask the patient to share a report to help with planning.
Review the report with patients walking them through what to expect and next steps.
NOTE: You may choose to use your own device in the clinic. When a patient visits, have them login to your device with their account and it will pull their data down to your device for viewing.
Patients can share their reports and the details often lost between visits. Painting a clearer picture of their pain.
Clinicians can receive more regular feedback from patients, spot unexpected reactions, document their treatments for insurance claims, and develop a plan for future visits.
Researchers will receive more data points detailing how a patient is responding. This allows for robust analysis and quicker insights.
There are many ways GeoPain is being used in clinical practice and trials. Contact Us to learn more about different protocols, our embedded solutions, and ways others have found success with GeoPain.