FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for chronic and rare neurological conditions based at RCSI, has announced its partnership with Irish Cloud solution provider Ergo to enhance crucial eHealth infrastructure in Ireland and provide improved monitoring for people living with epilepsy.
The research will provide a voice-based user interface for an existing Epilepsy Patient Portal allowing people to co-author their own electronic patient record (EPR). This enhanced user interface, that enables real-time reporting of health information using the patients’ voice, will make the system more useful for clinicians and easier to use for patients.
This project combines Ergo’s software development skills with FutureNeuro’s understanding of the needs of people with epilepsy, their families and healthcare providers. The goal of the project is to improve the Epilepsy Patient Portal functionality in order to deliver optimal patient care.
Ultimately, these eHealth advances can help patients and doctors continuously monitor patients’ symptoms via mobile devices. This eHealth technology platform also has the potential to enhance future research and clinical trials on epilepsy.