Advances in Urology / 2021 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Are Technology-Driven Mobile Phone Applications (Apps) the New Currency for Digital Stent Registries and Patient Communication: Prospective Outcomes Using Urostentz App

Table 2

Comparison of smartphone applications for ureteral stent tracking.

FeaturesUrostentzUreteral Stent Tracker by Visible HealthStent TrackerDouble J TrackerStone MD

Platforms available
Android+++++
iOSSubmitted+++
Web browser++
AccessFreeWithdrawn (was only accessible to registered doctors)FreePaid
14 days of a free trial
Rs 7900/year
Free
LanguagesEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
Doctors dashboardYesYesYesNANo
Patient dashboardYesNoNoNAYes
Patient education dashboardYesNoNoNAYes
Symptom trackingYesNoNoNANo
Two-way communication between the doctor and the patientPresentAbsentAbsentAbsentAbsent
Personalized message facilityYesNoNoNANo
Notifications/remindersYesYesYesNASelf-reminder
Medium of notificationsShort messaging service (SMS)
E-mail (if provided)
E-mailNANANA
Timing of reminders1 week before the scheduled date
On the day of the scheduled date
1 day after the scheduled date (if the patient does not follow-up)
Daily or weekly as per requirementNANAOn the day of the scheduled date
Facility for change in appointmentYesNoNoNANA
Record of total hospital visits/consultations/readmissionsYesNoNoNANA
LimitationsNot integrated to institutional EMRLimited to physicians who are registered and preauthorized by Boston Scientific
Not integrated to institutional EMR
No monitoring of SRS
Withdrawn by the company
Single language
No SRS monitoring facility
Not available on the web browser
No automated reminders or messages for stent removal
Limited to the users defined by the pharma company
Single language
No SRS monitoring facility
Not available on the web browser
Only available on iOS
Paid services
Single language
No reminders to the doctors
No two-way communication for stent removal
No SRS monitoring facility
Not available on the web browser

The app was withdrawn from both iOS and Android platforms.