«Vim means energy and enthusiasm, and that’s exactly what The Arthritis Foundation wants to give back to people living with chronic pain. So it’s introducing Vim the app—with goals, management help and community support to help them get there.
The idea for Vim came out of the Arthritis Foundation’s ongoing study of arthritis sufferers, summarized most recently in its «How it Hurts» report. The study found 87% of patients surveyed have arthritis pain that interferes with their daily lives and activities.
In follow-up focus groups with patients and doctors, the Arthritis Foundation discovered the best way to improve quality of life was to help patients set short-term goals. So, Vim’s features include patient-inspired goals such as sleep, healthy eating, weight loss, tracking pain, controlling stress and complementary treatments.
Vim also sports a logging feature to track both over-the-counter and prescription medication, and educational and social sections round out the app.»
Article written by Sharon Klahr Coey