Understanding your patient's complete clinical picture and family medical history before a first appointment is imperative in delivering the best patient-centered care. The PhenoTips Cardiac Pre-Visit Patient Questionnaire is designed to gather crucial family medical history of heart disease and automatically create a pedigree before your patient's first visit, with a focus on medical and family history of cardiomyopathies and channelopathies, as well as other rare diseases with a cardiac phenotype.
The PhenoTips Team is thrilled to introduce a new feature built for cardiology departments – the Cardiac questionnaire, an exciting addition to our Pre-Visit Patient Questionnaires (PPQ) that works with our pedigree maker to automatically create pedigrees.
At PhenoTips, we’re dedicated to enhancing healthcare services and improving patient outcomes. Our new cardiac-focused questionnaire allows healthcare providers to gather crucial family medical history, with a focus on histories of cardiomyopathies and channelopathies as well as other rare diseases with a cardiac phenotype, before the patient ever sets foot in the clinic.
PhenoTips’ Pre-Visit Patient Questionnaire is a digital form that works with our complete Genomic Health Record to automatically create a pedigree from patient-entered family medical history. Formatted for mobile or desktop browsers, the questionnaire is opened by a patient via an e-mailed link or QR code and filled out in the comfort of their home. Without the pressure of recalling detailed family medical history on the spot, patients can consult their family members on their own time, saving the form and returning to it at their convenience. Once submitted, the captured information is organized within a patient’s digital record and used to automatically create a pedigree of their family, leaving clinicians with more time to focus on their patient instead of their paperwork.
As technology improves and genetic testing becomes more accessible, genomic medicine plays an increasingly important role in the risk management and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. The Cardiac Pre-Visit Patient Questionnaire is designed to bring cardiology and genetics departments into the modern era of precision medicine, harnessing digital technology to improve patient care and experience.
For patients, this means providing clinicians with deeper insights into their care. Healthcare professionals now have the tools to understand not only a patient’s family medical history but also their family's cardiac history, providing a holistic view of a patient’s health and helping to identify potential risks.
The PhenoTips Cardiac Pre-Visit Patient Questionnaire gives patients the opportunity to complete their family history on their own time, which provides clinicians with the most complete and accurate information possible. In addition, the information captured in a PhenoTips questionnaire is captured as structured data - something that paper forms cannot do. Equipped with structured data, clinicians are able to harness the power of technology and AI, improving data organization and mining insights.
With the cardiac pre-visit questionnaire, patients can provide essential information ahead of time, giving the clinician time to tailor appointments to the patient’s specific needs. By having family medical history upfront, discussions can become more targeted and patient-focused, enabling healthcare providers to make well-informed decisions and provide personalized care.
When combined with the structure of deep phenotyping, accurate family medical history collected via the cardiac pre-vist questionnaire holds the power to improve diagnostic outcomes for congenital heart diseases. PhenoTips Genomic Health Record, the backbone for the Pre-Visit Patient Questionnaire, includes not only a pedigree maker capable of advanced pedigree drawing, but user-friendly tools for advanced phenotyping to curate powerful, HPO-coded phenotype data.
The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children anticipates genome sequencing as a first-tier diagnostic test for pediatric heart diseaseIn a study published in Nature, PhenoTips’ advanced phenotyping was used in the analysis of the genomes of 111 families with cardiac lesions for rare, disease-associated variation, demonstrating the diagnostic and scientific value of genome sequencing in pediatric heart disease.
The cardiac questionnaire is just the beginning - at PhenoTips, we are determined to continue launching innovative new features and improving genetic workflows through digital solutions. We can’t wait to tell you all about the features and enhancements to come. As always, we’d love to hear from you - so reach out if you have any questions, ideas, or feedback!