"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 the world-leading digital cancer care platform for people living and dealing with cancer, seamlessly connecting patients, companions and healthcare teams across the entire cancer pathway.
Careology’s award-winning app enables patients to easily navigate key elements of treatment in a digital-first way, such as logging symptoms and side effects, managing their medication and recording their mental well-being. Healthcare professionals use a virtual ward to monitor their patients’ reactions to treatment in real-time, while simultaneously being able to virtually triage. Patients feel empowered and in control and Healthcare professionals are able to make clinical efficiencies based on clinical rigour, all of which is helping to ease pressure in the system.
Careology’s vision is to transform traditional cancer care, with a mission of helping everyone affected by cancer create more ‘up-days’ and make the ‘down-days’ more manageable.