Using Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology to Improve Acute and Chronic Pain: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? (403)

8:30–9:30 AM Sunday, March 1

Increasingly, text messaging, pain apps, social media, movement monitors, and telemedicine are being used as part of clinical treatment in pain medicine. Unfortunately, little attention has been given to knowing how mHealth technology can best be used with those who deal with daily pain and the providers who treat them.

mHealth Technology for Management of Pain: Implementation of Electronic Pain Assessment, Smartphone Pain Apps, Activity Data Recorders, and Teletherapy in Pain Medicine

Robert Jamison

Key Issues Related to mHealth and Pain Care in Patients in Later Life

Cary Reid

Who Benefits from Artificial Intelligence and Use of a Pain App in Pain Medicine? - Lessons Learned in Clinical Practice

Edgar Ross

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize evidence regarding the use of mHealth technology (smartphone pain apps, text messaging, activity monitors, telemedicine) in different clinical settings with special patient populations (cancer and noncancer pain; pediatric and geriatric subjects).
  • Describe the clinical challenges associated with using innovative mHealth technology for remotely monitoring and managing acute and chronic pain.
  • Discuss future areas of research designed to assess reliability, validity, and feasibility of remote data collection and improve compliance (two-way messaging, gamification) with use of mHealth technology with acute and chronic pain patients.
Moderator:

Robert Jamison

Co-Presenters:

Cary Reid

Edgar Ross