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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Optimize gastroenterology time, prioritizing the worst patients

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be disruptive of daily living, because of chronic symptoms such as heartburn and chest pain. Nocturnal symptoms may compromise sleep quality and reduce alertness and productivity during the day. Moreover, GERD is associated with an increased risk of esophagitis, esophageal strictures, Barrett esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Thus, healthcare professionals spend hundreds to thousands of hours annually following-up GERD patients on person, phone or online consultations to re-evaluate patients, prescribe exams and adjust treatments.

What does Hilly do?

  1. Contacts patients periodically;
  2. Evaluates if there are rede flags signs/symptoms that need an additional investigation;
  3. Warn health teams if any red flag is reported.

Key advantages

  • Empower patients on disease management;
  • Reduce the time lost on repetitive and low-value tasks;
  • Improve patient stratification;
  • Prioritize patients with worse disease control;
  • Faster detection of red flags signs and symptoms of less benign disease;
  • Prevent unnecessary emergency episodes;
  • Optimize the use of resources, reduce costs and increase capacity.

References

  • Hunt R, Armstrong D, Katelaris P, et al. World Gastroenterology Organisation Global Guidelines: GERD Global Perspective on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017;51(6):467-478. doi:10.1097/MCG.0000000000000854
  • Katz PO, Dunbar KB, Schnoll-Sussman FH, Greer KB, Yadlapati R, Spechler SJ. ACG Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022;117(1):27-56. doi:10.14309/ajg.0000000000001538

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