Due to the nature of reporting over extended periods, the reported information is often biased due to our human inability to accurately recall past events.
In addition, HCPs seldom have an integrated view of a child’s holistic treatment plan, which often includes multiple clinicians and therapists.
Having this context is essential to support integrated care decision-making.
Although HCPs are typically open to introducing new tools in their practice, they are often incredibly expensive, overly complicated, or do not support their current practice workflows – making the tools unpractical to adopt.
Caring for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gives a whole new dimension to the usual parent responsibilities as both a caregiver and care coordinator.
It is now widely acknowledged that living with ADHD or ASD in the immediate family can adversely impact the quality of life of the parents or caregivers.
Following a three-year collaboration with parents, teachers, clinicians and therapists, Augmental Technologies launched Tracto late last year, a companion app that empowers parents and HCPs caring for children with mental health disorders.
Tracto allows parents to invite teachers and caregivers to collaboratively track a child’s behaviour, symptoms, and side effects of medication over time.
By giving the team around the child the opportunity to provide input, data is obtained from a wide circle of caregivers, allowing parents as well as HCPs to see the child’s behaviour and response to treatment through the eyes of others.
Now, both positive and negative behaviour can be captured, providing the HCP with a complete view of the child’s symptoms and behaviour during the preceding months.
This offers an integrated and balanced input and allows a more robust assessment of the child’s overall mental health status. Tracto allows parents and teachers to digitally complete clinically validated assessments within the app.
Assessment results are instantly available and shareable with HCPs. Currently, only the SNAP-IV (ADHD) parent and teacher assessment is supported, however, the team is continuously expanding the supported in-app assessments.
Treatment adherence also plays a key role in ensuring clinical outcomes, Tracto enables parents to configure reminders for medication and activities.
How Tracto works
HCPs do not have to install or use the app. They can simply recommend that parents install the free Tracto app. Parents are able to easily share (email, WhatsApp) care progress reports with HCPs on request that summarises a child’s integrated clinical picture in terms of symptoms, behaviour, side effects, and adherence to medication and activities. These reports are also easily uploaded to the HCP practice management software solution being used if needed.
Download the Parent Printout with an easy install QR code, which you can hand out to parents. For more information, visit www.tracto.app or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Install the app for free: Apple App Store or Google Play Store.