SEQUENCING OF LSPmed ACTIVITIES

Step

Performed by

Activity

1

Nurse

Initially the nurse creates a new patient account and assigns an initial patient password. The nurse notifies physician that the user is initialized and assigned an initial disease severity/disability criterion.

2

Doctor

Doctor reviews the criterion and customizes the criterion according to needs of each specific patient. This activity can be done with patientís assistance. The doctor instructs the patient why, when, and how to perform evaluation.

3

Patient

Patient initially familiarizes with LSPmed and changes the initial password, to protect his/her data from unauthorized access. Then, the patient (with or without assistance of nurse) performs evaluation by answering questions built in the severity/disability criterion. The result of evaluation is reported as an overall percent of severity/disability. Patient periodically performs the evaluation to track the development of disease.

4

Doctor

Doctor analyzes patient evaluation results: the overall severity/disability, the changes of individual severity/disability components, and trends. Based on that analysis doctor suggests to patient the most appropriate treatment.

Guest

You are welcome to visit LSPmed as a guest. Guests can perform a part of functions that are available to patients. Guests need no password. They are directed to a default criterion for the evaluation of patient disability caused by peripheral neuropathy. Guests can enter percent levels of their symptoms, and compute the overall disability score at the time of visit. After logging out, all guest data are deleted.