A new remote monitoring platform for clinicians to monitor cancer patients’ health has been launched by Careology.
Careology Professional gives clinicians an evolving 360-degree view of their patients’ health status any time of the day, wherever they may be.
It provides clinicians with previously unavailable patient health data and insights, collected in real-time from wearable devices and the Careology app, recommended by Macmillan Cancer Support.
Currently, clinicians have no means to remotely manage or proactively support patients going through gruelling, and often extremely toxic treatments, instead relying on patients to get in touch if they have severe symptoms or side effects.
The new platform allows clinicians to view data and be alerted to red flags including anomalies in key markers such as vital signs, systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) toxicities and medication adherence. This allows for early intervention to help the patient feel more supported and ultimate improve outcomes.
Dr Henry Carleton, managing director of Careology’s NHS division, said: “Interruptions to the tried-and-tested model of cancer care delivery, centred on in-person consultations between patient and clinician, will have ripple effects as the UK comes tentatively out of lockdown.
“So now, more than ever before, health systems need to adapt their services in a cost-effective manner to provide better – and, in some cases, remote – care to patients whilst protecting both patients and clinicians from this pandemic.
“Cancer is an extremely complex disease, one which ideally receives consistent, scheduled treatment with minimal disruption. With Careology Professional, clinicians now have access to a level of real-time health data which has the power to improve clinical outcomes by facilitating early intervention, transform the patient experience and drive a more efficient model of service provision.”
Careology Professional extends the existing platform which allows patients to monitor their own health and better equips them to be more in control of their treatment.
Paul Landau, founder and chief executive of Careology, added: “The introduction of Careology Professional will transform how patients and clinicians interact, ensuring patients no longer have to make decisions in isolation and that the relationship becomes collaborative.
“For the first time in cancer care, Careology’s platform gives clinical teams real-time visibility and insights that enable them to work proactively and identify potential complications early. This is a step towards digital cancer care becoming the new standard.”