On March 5, 2019, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced three winners from Phase 2 of the AHRQ Step Up App Challenge, a competition that was designed to address the need for patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data into clinical care. Out of 10 semifinalists, and over 50+ applicants, cliexa® was selected as the 3rd place winner, and will receive $25,000 in prize money.
cliexa is a HIPAA-compliant cross-communication platform that improves the quality of care, clinical workflow, income generation, and time spent with patients. Patients will play a more significant role in their care with cliexa and will be able to make valuable correlations to causative factors for pain flare-ups through remotely reported outcomes. The discrete clinical data and patient-reported outcomes enable providers to improve clinical decision making while reducing liability and billing concerns with payors. These algorithms help providers respond more efficiently to new data so their patients will have fewer complications or side effects. Payors will be provided with longitudinal data to understand the necessary treatment decisions and patient status better. This will lead to improved communication and greater efficiency in the billing process while expanding the understanding of clinical methods that support patient well-being for future coverage improvements.
cliexa-EASE is a native application developed for Phase II of the AHRQ Step Up App Challenge, designed to track physical function, pain interference and depression using PROMIS measures. The application also has a patient reporting function where the patient can see the recorded scores over time and email this to other care team members, as well as a medication and complication tracking functionality. The application was tested for functionality on 6 patients at an integrated pain center, New Health Services, in Denver, Colorado. The application helps clinics fully leveraging PRO data to integrate validated clinical assessments to patient intake and remote-monitoring processes while collecting clinical metrics and compliance data for quality reporting. The discrete clinical data and PRO data enable providers to improve clinical decision making while reducing liability and billing concerns.