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Remote patient monitoring is a type of telehealth that allows patients to share data
about their health with their care team in between clinic visits, including symptoms and vitals. Symptom tracking and monitoring technologies allow better management of treatment side effects, in turn allowing longer administration of treatments
and improved clinical outcomes. While advantages to remote patient monitoring are well-known and documented in the literature, translation into clinical practice must account for patient preferences, equity considerations, financial sustainability,
and patient/provider education needs.
In 2022, ACCC conducted a survey to measure patient, caregiver, and provider perceptions and adoption of messaging tools, electronic questionnaires, and connected devices used to track and monitor symptoms during cancer treatment. This podcast shares key survey findings.
David Penberthy, MD, MBAAssociate Professor of Radiation OncologyPenn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterImmediate Past PresidentAssociation of Community Cancer Centers
"Through the pandemic, healthcare has been contending with workforce shortages, and so everybody is concerned about how we do more with less. Using digital tools can actually help facilitate patient engagement with the healthcare team—hopefully
keeping people out of the hospital and intervening earlier so we can achieve more of what we’re trying to achieve of maintaining health as opposed to just reacting to illness."
Read more in the Digital Tools in Cancer Care Survey Results document.
This project is supported by AstraZeneca.
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s)/faculty member(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of their employer(s) or the Association of Community Cancer Centers.