An innovative project of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, HepCure is improving provider knowledge & patient engagement for chronic disease management in persons infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). The toolkit is designed to address barriers for the effective care and treatment of HCV by providing web-based and smartphone enabled resources, navigation, consultation, and support for both patients and providers. The HepCure toolkit draws upon the experience of expert providers within the Mount Sinai Network, with support and development by Sinai AppLab, Mount Sinai Medical Center. HepCure was developed by the Mount Sinai Division of Liver Diseases, Division of General Internal Medicine, and the Informatics for Research, Outcomes, and Quality initiative in the Division of Gastroenterology.
HepCure is a secure, cloud-based provider portal meant to virtually navigate providers through hepatitis C virus (HCV) care. The HepCure dashboard integrates tools to more effectively manage HCV infected patients. A flexible, scalable platform, the HepCure Dashboard provides a seamless flow of information within a digital healthcare infrastructure. HepCure enables easy access to HCV resources and best-practices for optimal management of HCV patients with the opportunity to engage patients on treatment, while improving overall health outcomes. The platform serves as an organizational tool, with built-in workflow efficiencies that optimize treatment decisions, reduce redundancies, as well as promote provider training and development.
Through the use of the dashboard and patient app, providers can:
We at HepCure are always looking for ways to improve. That’s why we’re constantly working on new features and meeting new challenges! Here are just a few of the features we plan to explore:
The patient app is a free resource for patients with hepatitis C, which allows them to track medication adherence, symptoms, and gain access to resources. It is available to download for free on iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) operating systems. While the app can be used by patients independently from the dashboard, it can also be linked with the provider dashboard. Providers can push lab data to patients and track treatment adherence and symptom data input by patients in real time.
The HepCure Tele-Education Webinar Series features many diverse and salient topics in hepatitis C. Each week, the webinar series showcases different speakers who are prominent members of the hepatitis C community. Our webinars are attended by a wide audience, and include providers, patient navigators, and other health workers from around the globe. Our collaboration with the New York State Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) and Empire Liver Foundation (ELF) allows us to provide continuing education credits (CME/CNE) through attendance to our webinars on the first and last Tuesday of every month.
All webinars are held on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:30pm EST
Please join us on Tuesday, November 27th at 4:30 PM EST for a presentation by Dr. Tatyana Kushner, MSCE of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Kushner will present on:
“Liver Meeting 2018 Updates”
About Dr. Kushner:
Tatyana Kushner, MD, MSCE is a faculty member in the division of hepatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She completed her medical school and internal medicine training at Mount Sinai, a fellowship in gastroenterology and masters in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in transplant hepatology at University of California, San Francisco. Her research and clinical interests are in women’s health and liver disease, with a particular focus on viral hepatitis and pregnancy.
On Tuesday, November 6th, Dr. Dost Sarpel of Milford Regional Medical Center presented on: “Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection”
1. Describe the epidemiology and prevention of hepatitis C (HCV) among people living with HIV.
2. Discuss screening and diagnostic workup of HCV.
3. Describe the clinical management of HCV/HIV coinfection.
Dr. Dost Sarpel is currently an Infectious Disease attending at Milford Regional Medical Center. Previous to that he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Sinai West/St Luke’s campus. Dr. Sarpel trained in Viral Hepatology under the mentorship of Dr. Douglas Dieterich at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Sarpel’s interests include patients with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection as well as patients with HIV and hepatitis B co-infection.
Disclosures: Consultant for TRIO Network and Gilead Science.
These learning modules are intended for clinicians of all backgrounds who may encounter or treat patients with hepatitis C and would like to establish core competencies in screening & diagnosis, evaluation and management of the disease. Content includes screening and linkage to care, initial evaluation, diagnosis and recognition of clinical manifestations. These modules were originally presented as a component of the HepCure Tele-Education Webinar Series.
These learning modules are intended for clinicians who have experience treating patients with hepatitis C and would like to further their knowledge. These modules were originally presented as a component of the HepCure Tele-Education Webinar Series.
Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation and Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment
THe Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation and Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment (PREP-C) is a free interactive online tool that enables you to provide a thorough assessment of a patient’s psychosocial readiness to begin Hepatitis C treatment, and make a treatment plan to improve treatment readiness.
This free online tool can be used by any type of professional involved in preparing a patient for Hepatitis C Treatment including medical providers, nurses, mental health, substance use, social work, pharmacy, case management, treatment adherence and health education specialists.