Using our digital engagement solution Longenesis.Engage, Latvian Children's Clinical University Hospital developed a survey – a screening test – to help identify different post-COVID conditions based on regular parent evaluation of their children's symptoms. The report page of the survey follows a logical flow that performs triage of patients for whether they can continue to recover at home or pursue an appointment with a medical professional. Engage's efficient and intuitive platform allows parents to proactively monitor their children's progress while simultaneously helping to organise upcoming consultations in a more educated and informed manner. Parents can easily give e-consent for data access both within the platform and in any in-person visits to ensure all communication is streamlined.
Within the initiative, parents of the young patients have the option to assess and monitor the appearance of long COVID symptoms in their children with help of the survey that has been developed by the doctors of the Children's Clinical University Hospital. Besides, the families are also empowered to keep a close watch on the psychological wellbeing of their child with help of a similar survey that has been designed to monitor indicators of any lasting psychological distress. Next, if the survey results suggest it is necessary, the parents are recommended to seek out a follow-up visit with a doctor – either a specialist at the Children's Clinical University Hospital or their family doctor.
So far parents have performed the screening test on 300 instances in order to determine whether there are any lasting long COVID symptoms in their child. From these, in 284 cases the families have received a recommendation to schedule a repeated visit with a specialist at the Children's Clinical University Hospital and in the remaining 16 cases they have been advised to follow up with their family doctor. Furthermore, 210 screening tests have been submitted by the young COVID-19 patients' families to assess the patients' psychological wellbeing and in 91 cases the child's parents have been advised to book an appointment with a psychologist at the Children's Clinical University Hospital.
At Longenesis, our mission is to make data work for global healthcare. Longenesis.Engage-supported research has aided numerous families to help their children recover from COVID-19. We look forward to working together with research and medical stakeholders to advance collaboration in this area and will share an update as these long COVID studies progress. To find out more about the Longenesis tools Engage and Curator and their potential applications to your specific use case, please visit our website.