How Connected Care Technologies Can be Beneficial for Oncology...

How Connected Care Technologies Can be Beneficial for Oncology Outcomes

Alex D'Souza, Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, May 21, 2021

New advanced connected care technologies improve the oncology outcomes are alerting the physicians about them so that they can respond at an initial stage.

FREMONT, CA: The connected healthcare and integration, development, and testing of smart tools in medical care boost patient engagement, self-management, and empowerment. In oncology, several mobile options have been established to drastically change how support, information, and resources are accessed, communicated, monitored, and acted upon.

Few studies have discovered that two significant challenges create a barrier in adopting technologies, which are a considerable lack of health app literacy and unawareness of suitable options. The issue is distinct for some of the patient population, which includes socioeconomic groups, non-English speakers, people with less than high school education, and senior citizens. But according to a study, improvement has been made in the clinical outcomes for the cancer patients who lacked any earlier computer experience before enrolling in connected health clinical trials.

The researchers, cancer patients, oncologists, and caregivers find a higher than estimated adherence rate for remote monitoring and a range of improved results when connected care technologies are implemented. There can be various improved outcomes, like better symptom management that supports longer treatment times, the importance and impact of non-treatment support, and longer survival times.

Improving cancer outcomes with smart tech

Today, the researchers understand that implementing advanced technology into oncology pathways how they can simplify and enhance patient outcomes. In a federally funded randomized clinical trial, numerous cancer patient goes through radiation therapy. The mobile and sensor-based connected health technology have made it possible to offer quick and efficient responses that can decrease the severity of the symptom and ease down the burden of the treatment.

The most common side effect of radiation therapy for head and neck cancer patients is moderate or severe swallowing difficulties. Mucositis can also result in hospitalization, lead to a low quality of life, and dehydration. The new advanced technologies will allow the physicians to respond and interfere at the initial stage of dehydration and other symptoms before it can impact the result's life.

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