Nuffield Health has partnered with cancer care app Careology to pilot the provision of additional support to patients undergoing cancer treatment through the use of digital technology.
By using the Careology app, up to 50 patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital will be able to monitor their symptoms, vital signs and wellbeing measures. The ‘virtual ward’ view in Careology ProfessionalTM also enables nurses, pharmacists and clinicians to provide a more personalised and connected patient experience.
Digital cancer care is playing an increasingly important role in better supporting people during and after treatment. Hospitals and cancer care teams receive real-time insights through patient reported data and clinical questionnaires, such as holistic needs assessments.
Interim quality lead for cancer services at Nuffield Health Elisa Mills said the partnership was part of the charity’s aim to ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible during and after treatment.
‘Using digital cancer care to better support our patients whilst they are at home, paired with comprehensive remote monitoring from our specialist cancer teams, will significantly enhance how we communicate with patients and enable us to personalise their experience. We believe this has the potential to provide a new standard of patient support in cancer care,’ she said.
Careology founder and CEO Paul Landau added: ‘We have been incredibly impressed by Nuffield Health’s proactive approach and its commitment to moving into the new digital age in healthcare. We are looking forward to closely collaborating as we deliver on our mission to create more ‘Up Days’ for everyone living and dealing with cancer.’