This post originally appeared on the Project HealthDesign Blog.
Visit KevinMD.com today to read “Using a mobile app to help chronic pain,” an op-ed by Roger Luckmann, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Luckmann, who is a family physician, served as principal investigator of a past Project HealthDesign team from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His team designed an electronic pain and activity diary to help patients document their daily pain experiences, medication regimens and physical activities. This system inspired Dr. Luckmann’s work on a similar mobile application that is set to launch in the Mac App Store soon. Read the article to hear Dr. Luckmann’s perspective on effectively managing pain by learning more about patients’ daily lives and activities.