When patients are hospitalized, the find themselves thrown into a complex and unfamiliar environment in which they lose part of their ability to control events. This loss of control is associated with the discomfort of being hospitalized, as it can be a cause of anxiety, anger, or frustration.
The project consists of developing a specific app to give patients the means of understanding the hospital processes around them as well as the illnesses they have. According to the patient empowerment concept, patients will thereby feel less stressed and less stripped of control, which in turn results in better collaboration and improved care.
Professor Antoine Geissbuhler, eHealth and Telemedicine Division, Imaging and Medical Information Sciences Department, Geneva University Hospitals