LVR-Klinikum Essen Clinics and Institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen
The LVR-Klinikum Essen is a psychiatric, psychotherapeutic and psycho-somatic specialist clinic of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland.
As part of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the LVR Clinic Essen not only has a care mandate, but is also actively involved in research and teaching. Centrally located in the city of Essen, we have been treating adults, children and adolescents with mental illnesses since 1974.
Our goal is to support people seeking help in a difficult phase of their lives, to provide them with comprehensive advice and competent assistance. To this end, we set the highest standards for our diagnostics and therapy as well as the professionalism of our staff.
Patients Know Best
Patients Know Best, or “PKB,” is a social enterprise and technology platform designed to bring together patient data from health and social service providers, as well as the patient’s own data, into a secure personal health record.
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As the world’s first patient-controlled personal health records system, PKB facilitates borderless, integrated care wherever the patient needs it, empowering patients to take an active role in their health and well-being. Everything from test results, care plans, real-time monitoring data, and discharge summaries, to the patient’s own data — either uploaded from their journal, wearable devices, or using symptom tracking, are all available in one patient record. This also reduces the need for professionals to request background information from the patient’s regular healthcare team.