Head & Neck Surgery
DADOS platform is a web-based application for electronically collecting and managing data related to treatment outcomes. The clean and intuitive interface allows clinics to collect data from their patients within a clinic setting. The flexible administrative backend of the platform gives users complete control over subject information and collection schedules and also includes useful reporting and tracking tools. DADOS is an intuitive yet flexible solution that gives both research teams and clinicians what they want while providing a perfect balance between high regulatory compliance and the best of breed functionality.
The application was initially implemented within various clinics and programs at the University Health Network in Canada. Designed to handle prospective clinical research and patient-reported outcomes, the DADOS Platform is developed, maintained and supported by the Electronic Data Capture Program at the Techna Institute.
DADOS is being used by Head and Neck Surgery at UHN to manage the deployment, capture and analysis of surveys. Using DADOS, surveys can be deployed and analyzed for the betterment of both the surgeon and the patient. The prospective long term benefits of DADOS’s high-quality data collection outweigh any possible initial complications involved in setting up the process.
Learn about how DADOS can also generate custom reports from multiple studies allowing very quick analyses of information.
UHN leads the research to diagnose the condition as early as possible, track the progress accurately, and optimize the treatment procedures.
A recent article published in BiopharmaDive debunks some of the myths around electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA). One of the most common misunderstandings about using eCOA is that it is suitable for large institutions only, although smaller companies widely use it in clinical trials.
Many believe that paper COA data is reliable, when in fact it often misses core information and can be hard to read due to poor handwriting, which makes it challenging to analyze the data and evaluate the patient’s progress. Moreover, growing evidence shows that patients prefer electronic forms over paper-based methods as they are much faster to complete. Read the full article to learn more about the advantages eCOA offers for your practice
The DADOS platform allows to electronically collect and manage data related to treatment outcomes in real-time.
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Outcome Measures and Mental Health in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients During Early Recovery, a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, analyzes some of the psychological and social challenges patients with orthopaedic trauma face, especially post-discharge.
The study co-author Heather K. Vincent, Ph.D., of the UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute, believes the patients “are facing a major life change” and many of those with no history of anxiety or depression experience some sort of psychiatric symptoms and face challenges after their trauma. Read the full article to learn more about this study and why Dr. Vincent believes that considering the patient “as a whole” is one of the key factors in their recovery.
PROMIS CAT questionnaires integrated into DADOS help clinicians keep track of their patients’ mental health, including for domains such as anxiety, depression, or sleep disturbance.
The North American Spine Society (NASS) has recently launched a diagnosis-based clinical data spine registry that tracks patient care and outcomes. Built on a web-based platform, this tool allows physicians to collect and analyze their data and compare it with the registry. Currently, the system focuses on capturing data from the U.S. patients who are older than 18 years and receive treatment for lumbar spine conditions.
“In order to prove or disprove the effectiveness of spine treatments, the spine field needs to gather evidence,” says Dr. Zoher Ghogawala, NASS Research Council Director. “With its national reach and comprehensive nature, the NASS Spine Registry will help the spine care field make substantial progress on improving quality, developing best practices, and closing the gaps in medical evidence for spine care.” Read the full article to learn how this the spine registry helps to identify approaches to providing optimal care to patients undergoing spine treatments.
The Division of Orthopedic Surgery at UHN also tracks thousands of patient-reported outcomes, powered by the tools in DADOS.
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