"To truly empower patients we need to roll out remote monitoring technology across every stage of the care journey, rather than simply seeing it as a way of easing discharge from hospital."
Careology, Founder & CEO Paul Landau comments:
“Technology-enabled virtual wards are a sustainable solution in the treatment of long-term conditions like cancer.
“People going through cancer treatment often require urgent care if symptoms and side effects of treatment are not detected early, which could be easily avoided if remote monitoring was in place.
“The Government is clearly making a targeted effort to reduce waiting times and provide people with a better patient experience, but this needs to extend beyond urgent and emergency care.
“To truly empower patients we need to roll out remote monitoring technology across every stage of the care journey, rather than simply seeing it as a way of easing discharge from the hospital.
“This would completely redefine care pathways and provide a step change in how we deliver long-term care.
“If digital is used to do this, particularly for cancer care, we could significantly reduce the numbers of people needing to come into contact with emergency and urgent care services in the first place.”
As featured in Building Better Healthcare
Careology is building the world’s leading digital cancer care platform. By equipping and seamlessly connecting patients, caregivers and healthcare teams in a complex pathway, our mission is to use technology to transform traditional cancer care and change everyone’s cancer story for the better. Today the platform allows patients to manage and navigate all aspects of treatment from their device, while leveraging critical data on symptoms, medications, side effects and more, to deliver insight and analysis to clinical teams through a ‘virtual ward’. By increasing the potential for patients to self-serve, improving workflows, making 24/7 monitoring possible and putting a unique data set to work, we are helping to relieve pressure on health systems, while reducing costs, improving patient and clinician experience, and optimising health outcomes.