Throughout their intensive care journey, cancer patients need to be engaged and monitored in order to achieve the best outcomes for their treatment. While this is an essential aspect of the patient’s care protocol, there’s often a disconnect between when patients get discharged and when they return for their follow-up appointments. Even though follow-ups are critical, the in-between time sets the standard for the rest of the patient’s care.

 

Cancer treatment and recovery are intense, but what happens when a patient is too well to be in the hospital but too sick to be at home? If a patient does not have a designated caregiver, they are essentially forced to navigate symptoms, concerns, and complex administration tasks alone. Even if a patient does have a caregiver, that person is usually a family member with little to no health care experience. Patients should be focused on recovery, not dealing with the aftermath of their care.

 

The consequences of this approach are astronomical for both patients and providers. For starters, leaving cancer patients at home with no communication with clinicians gives them time to experience setbacks in their treatment. They might notice their medication is causing severe side effects, but they have no one to adjust their treatment plan. This forces patients to wait until their subsequent follow-up, which is then spent fighting fires instead of getting better. At best, this approach leaves patients stagnant in their care. At worst, it hinders it ultimately.

 

While providers can’t exactly stay at home with patients and keep up to date in person, they can use a health analytics platform to keep patients healthy in the interim. “ListenCare”, a unique AI care platform, provides 360° of outstanding continual care. Patients can have their vitals monitored at home via wearable biometric technology to ensure a healthy healing process through the platform. Additionally, patients can report their symptoms and side effects and have their treatment altered in real-time. By leveraging AI capabilities, the platform can detect exactly which data points require a provider’s attention and promote a symbiotic relationship for both patients and providers alike. Consequently, the platform can significantly ease monitoring patients for the clinic, tremendously improving Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) and clinical decision support.

 

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