First, the user creates a question set through an easy-to-use interface. The question sets can be adjusted for any clinical scenario, regardless of the specialty. Question sets can be related to a diagnosis and/or a procedure. For example, if a postoperative patient is asked whether she has a fever and answers “Yes,” the next question can ask if the wound is draining. These “abnormal” responses are alerts that can be relayed to the provider and their team immediately by SMS, email, or both.
Once the question set is created, the user decides at what time interval to send the questions to the patient. When the time comes, the patient will receive a text with a link that, when clicked, opens up a secure website in the patient’s phone browser where they can answer questions in an easy-to-understand, HIPAA-compliant format.
The data is captured in a secure web application which the user/provider can easily access. The user/provider can view the answers through a live dashboard allowing the search of any variable related to your outcome set. DTX is unique in that the application allows providers to quickly and easily merge risk factors with outcomes and not go through the time-consuming process in an EMR.