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Inova Schar Cancer Institute

 

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Fairfax, Virginia

Remote Monitoring of Patients with Cancer During COVID-19

John F. Deeken, MD, President

This cancer program piloted a remote monitoring program for clinically stable COVID-19 positive patients with cancer. Using equipment provided to them by the cancer program, patients reported vital measurements three times daily. Data was collected on a password-protected patient dashboard and monitored 12 hours a day, 7 days a week by advanced practice providers. APPs and physicians worked in tandem to make clinical determinations on appropriate next steps, documenting provider communications and clinical recommendations in the EHR.

Experience their inspiring presentations at the ACCC 38th National Oncology Conference, being held virtually November 9-10, 2021.

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Managing COVID+ Oncology Patients at Home During Treatment

Innovator-2021-Seal-singular-80x80The COVID-19 pandemic posed many new complications for cancer programs and practices across the United States. As COVID-19 cases increased in early 2020, and with the end of the pandemic nowhere in sight, it became apparent that patients with cancer needed to be able to continue their treatment in a safe environment that protects them and oncology staff from exposure to the virus.
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