January 20, 2010 in Medical (E)
[prMac.com] Bellaire, TX - BetterQOL, Inc., the developers of iHeadache, have released the latest version of their headache tracking program. iHeadache is the only App that delves into a fully comprehensive analysis of headaches and their triggers. The application creates custom reports for physicians and stores fifteen months of detailed headache data. iHeadache is an expert system for classifying, analyzing and tracking all facets of headache pain and disability, including symptoms, triggers and medications.
Developed by neurologist, researcher and headache specialist, Dr. Brian D. Loftus, the app has unique capabilities not available in other applications dealing with headaches. "This software is unique in that it captures data from the patient in order to generate reports specifically formatted for their physician," explained Dr. Loftus. "It's the first step to optimized headache care."
The four stars plus app is able to analyze a patient's headache using the International Headache Society criteria (IHS) to differentiate the main types - migraine, probable migraine and tension. It keeps count of the number of headaches monthly, which helps to pinpoint patterns and determine if a headache is chronic. Medication tracking is also used to help a doctor decide if a patient is having rebound headaches from medication overuse.
iHeadache creates reports over periods of time, indicating not only the type and number of headaches and medication used but also assesses the level of disability involved, based on a standardized disability scale called the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale (MIDAS) and the time the user is disabled.
Information recorded, tracked and stored by iHeadache:
* Duration and severity
* Disability and impact
* Medication and usage (more the 25 system medications preloaded)
* Number of headaches
* Headache triggers
Reports generated by iHeadache can be broken down into 28 or 30 day periods or by specific months for presenting to a physician:
* The types of headaches a patient has
* The number of headaches during a specified period of time
* Medications and dosages
* The length of time a patient is completely and partially disabled
* A patient's MIDAS (Migraine Disability Assessment Scale) score
* The sum of a patient's headache triggers
The app allows users to create custom triggers and medications, as well as enter notes about each headache. All of the information is stored for fifteen months, which is long enough to unearth patterns and provide clues for optimized patient care.
iHeadache Lite is available for a free trial but limits users to two weeks of data storage. iHeadache 1.0 for BlackBerry is also now available. It offers the same features as iHeadache 1.2 for iPhone and iPod except for trigger tracking which will be available in version 1.1. iHeadache developers are already planning to sync their app with a specialty website in a future release.
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later
Pricing and Availability
iHeadache 1.2 is only $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. A portion of the proceeds from iHeadahe is donated to medical research. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
BetterQOL is a privately held corporation based in Bellaire, Texas. They are dedicated to improving the patient's overall quality of life by bringing standardized diagnostic research instruments and quality of life surveys into routine medical practice. They develop practical web-enabled resources and other tools designed to improve patient outcomes while also increasing physician and clinical staff efficiency and satisfaction. BetterQOL is developing tools for headache care, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.