Digital Innovation Resources

Canary

Canary is a free, open-source natural language processing platform that utilizes a graphic user interface (GUI) to allow users with no computer science background to extract information from large amounts (gigabytes) of narrative data.

Canary is available at http://canary.bwh.harvard.edu/


Brigham Apps

Brigham Health supports the development of mobile applications by clinicians, researchers and staff. Brigham Health apps meet both Partners HealthCare and Brigham Health standards for cybersecurity, logo design, software design, software maintenance and App Store and Google Play deployment.

Brigham
Asthma App

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Asthma Application (BWH Asthma App) enables individuals to keep track of their asthma symptoms between regular clinic visits via short weekly multiple choice questionnaires.  Answers are available to the patient’s care team.  This app is part of a research study and is not meant to replace professional medical/clinical care.  All participants must receive continuing care from a physician at BWH to be part of this research study.  Registration to the platform requires a verified email address and agreement to the BWH Asthma App Terms of Service.

Physicians are not required to use any information from this study in evaluating and managing asthma.  If participants want to speak to their physicians, they should call them directly and/or set up a clinic visit.  Subjects with emergencies should call 911.

This app was developed as part of a partnership between the RAND Corporation and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The app is available for download at these links:


Brigham
Burn App

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Burn Center application (BWH Burn App) is the first application to allow registered clinicians throughout New England immediate, 24/7 access to a burn surgeon from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This allows clinicians direct access to world class experts in burn management and resuscitation to help treat patients with burns, schedule outpatient specialist follow-up or facilitate emergent transfer, as needed.  Registration to the platform requires a verified email address and agreement to the BWH Burn App Terms of Service.

The BWH Burn App also provides a handy set of free resources for the management of burn patients that are available to all uses without registration.  These resources along with more information about how to contact the BWH Burn Center are provided as supplemental educational resource for healthcare providers and not meant to replace professional medical clinical care.  Patients with burn emergencies should call 911. The app is available for download at these links:


Brigham Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Flare App

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital RA Flare Application (BWH RA Flare App) enables individuals to keep track of their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity between regular clinic visits via short multiple choice questionnaires.  Using this app, participants answer 4 questions/day about their RA symptoms.  Answers are logged daily and transmitted securely to a research staff member who serves as a care manager.  If disease activity worsens (also known as experiencing a ‘flare”), the care manager contacts the subject to discuss factors that may be associated with symptom exacerbation.  Participants are also able to monitor their own RA disease activity via easy-to-read graphs that can be accessed through the app.

The app is part of a research study and is not meant to replace professional medical/clinical care.  All participants must receive continuing care from a rheumatologist in the BWH Arthritis Center and be a part of this research study. Registration to the platform requires a verified email address and agreement to the BWH RA Flare App Terms of Services.  Rheumatologists are not required to use any information from this study in evaluating and managing RA.  If participants want to speak to their rheumatologist, they should call the BWH Arthritis Center directly and/or set up a clinic visit.  Subjects with emergencies should call 911.

The app is available for download at these links:

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