“A rural physician utilized a protocol within the app (could not find paper version at their hospital) and successfully started treatment and transferred the patient (via the app) to us for emergent life-saving surgery.”

Mark Ebling

Patient Care Manager at the Minneapolis Heart Institute

The Challenge

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that makes important discoveries to improve health and save lives, tasked Dogtown to develop a mobile app that fully reproduces most aspects of neurological examination for telemedicine assessments of subjects with neurological complications. Given the nature of neurological disorders, it can be a difficult task for patients to travel to healthcare providers which often results in suboptimal monitoring of their complications. Therefore, NIH wanted patients to regain a sense of empowerment and active engagement in the treatment of their disorder through this application.

The Process

The Neurological Functions Test Suite (NeuFun), is an app being developed in partnership with the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. The app provides quick access to a suite of digital neurological examinations that are administered using a patient’s mobile device.

Data is securely transmitted and analyzed via HIPAA compliant cloud services to track a patient’s neurological condition over time. Clinical data is securely shared through a physician dashboard.

The Solution

An optimized application that is easily accessible and user-friendly for a wide range of patient types. From providing motivational feedback after each test to the incorporation of a health dashboard screen that delivers an easy-to-understand overview of test results, this neurological application is designed to keep patients upbeat and informed throughout their road to recovery.

The Result

Since its inception, the Neurological Functions Test Suite (NeuFun) application has garnered a submission from the FDA (SaMD). Equipped with Digital Neurological Exams, ML Data Analysis & the Flagging of Anomalies, this intuitive application is providing countless patients with help and hope as they continue down the path to better health.

Talk to us about incorporating this solution into your healthcare network today.