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HemOnc Today Cover Story on Electronic Symptom-Reporting Tools

By October 27, 2017 No Comments
HemOnc Today Cover Story on Electronic Symptom-Reporting Tools

Carevive has been mentioned in the HemOnc Today October 25 issue’s cover story that takes an in-depth view of the impact and challenges of patient-reported outcomes and electronic symptom- reporting in oncology.  The article is titled “Electronic symptom-reporting tools break down care barriers, but practical challenges remain” where author Chuck Gormley explores perspectives from various electronic health record (EHR) experts, oncologists about the clinical utility of electronic tools to capture patient-reported outcomes (PROs), their role in value-based reimbursement, the benefits and drawbacks of using electronic tools to reduce in-person encounters between clinicians and patients, and the potential impact these tools may have on medical practice.

Amongst these experts mentioned is Carevive’s chief clinical officer and co-founder, Carrie Tompkins Stricker, PhD, RN, AOCN and Cerner Corporation’s Susan Stiles.

Ever since Ethan Basch’s study presented at an ASCO 2017 plenary session, patient-reported outcomes and proactive symptom monitoring have become pressing topics within oncology circles.  The reason being his study results demonstrated increased overall survival in patients under the electronic symptom-monitoring tool intervention arm.

HemOnc Today expands on the importance of PROs, the need to integrate them into clinical workflow and EHRs, the innovation and technology efforts being made, and their role in value-based reimbursement models.

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