As the world grows smaller and smaller due to digital influence and the global economy, it can become increasingly difficult to express ourselves when it matters most. At Morphii, we know that healthcare professionals need help understanding their patients, and their patients need help communicating. That’s why, with our platform, we develop easily-integrated tools to help healthcare providers offer a higher quality of service. Below are six ways little green faces called morphiis can shape the way you provide healthcare:

 

Clinical Research

Pharmaceutical researchers can deploy morphii to assess clinical trial participants’ emotional status at and around the time they take an investigational medication. They can track the degree to which subjects’ emotional state predicts their sensitivity to, awareness of, and reporting of various anticipated targeted and non-targeted effects. They might find that certain emotional states at and subsequent to the medication ingestion predict report of negative side effects not reported by those subjects who are in other emotional states, and evidence to suggest differential drug metabolism in subjects with some of those emotional states when those states are moderately elevated.  

Researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technologies might employ Morphii to allow study subjects to silently record specific emotions and intensities in response to verbal, audio, visual, and other cues, helping to more specifically map neuroanatomical and neuropsychological phenomena associated with emotional states.  Imaging observations and subjective self-report can be compared and contrasted for both external validation purposes and to investigate disparities in explicit and implicit awareness.

 

Clinical Assessment

What if you could collect and receive more frequent, higher-quality data about your patients that are simply pinged to your smart devices? Users find the Morphii interface engaging and easy to use, which allows them to better track development of their symptoms corresponding to incipient manic episodes, including elevating mood, heightening sexual appetites, and increasing irritability. Clinicians would be better able then to monitor and document prodromal course progression and later, patients’ response to medication interventions. Additionally, children in oncology, dental and other care settings could be better able to characterize their pain levels with the use of morphii–regardless of their language or communication development.

 

Augmented Communication

Patients who are aphasic following strokes and other neurological insults along with those suffering progressive disease states that impair communication capacities (e.g. Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type) can be afforded non-verbal means for communicating pain, emotions, preferences, and attitudes more effectively to caregivers and clinicians.  

Children along the autistic spectrum can be afforded the capacity to more specifically and more frequently express their emotional states to their parents, via dedicated medical applications loaded to the children’s internet devices.  

 

Clinical Intervention

A dedicated app loaded to iPads and similar tablet devices could help persons ages 4+ on the autistic spectrum to increase their attention and sensitivity to others’ eyes for communication information, and help them to progressively become better able to identify specific emotions and intensities of emotions in others. The forward-facing camera would be employed to watch their faces, by which gamification strategies help them to learn to more successfully mimic specific facial expressions; modeling and classical conditioning paradigms help to progressively aid them to display those expressions in appropriate circumstances.  

Clinicians can be enabled to identify emotional correlates to disease states as well as other feelings experienced in the hospital care journey to better predict which patients will need readmission within 30 days after discharge, and intervene appropriately with those patients to mitigate risk of Medicare penalties invoked for excessive readmissions.  

 

Patient Satisfaction

The move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance means that reimbursements are tied to the quality of care that is delivered. The more engaging morphii platform allows for more frequent and more accurate assessment from a greater variety of patients across age, ethnic, disease-state and language proficiency strata.

 

Marketing

Those responsible for creating and testing marketing initiatives are afforded the capacity to assess emotional reactions to proposed and extant materials, affording them unprecedented specificity in data along with a format that can be deployed in direct outreach, passive polling, and social media outlets, as well as with traditional focus groups and direct interviews.  

As you can see, there are many ways the Morphii platform can provide better data to healthcare professionals to improve their practices. Where can you envision these tools aiding you? Contact us to learn more about the Morphii tools & programs.

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