What Is Self-Management in Cancer Care?

Posted by Oleena on December 15, 2020

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), cancer care encompasses more than the acute illness phase, or the time when cancer-related symptoms rapidly worsen1. Instead, it runs on a continuum consisting of: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care.

Because cancer care is long-term and ongoing, self-management plays a vital role for patients who are navigating the symptoms and side effects of treatment and their condition. Let’s talk more about self-management and why it’s important in cancer care.

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Topics: symptom management

The Value of Digital Therapeutics for Cancer Care

Posted by Oleena on December 1, 2020

Healthcare is in the midst of a digital transformation. From telehealth visits and wellness apps, to wearable devices, remote patient monitoring, and more, it’s easy to see how digital health has been integrated into the care experience—and that momentum will likely continue as healthcare advances and technology evolves.

One exciting subset of digital health is the field of digital therapeutics (DTx), a growing treatment option driven by technology. Let’s take a moment to dive into this realm and learn about the value of digital therapeutics for cancer care.

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Welcome to our blog!

Posted by Melanie Saltys on March 1, 2020

Hello, and welcome to our blog! Our blog is inspired by Oleena™, the first digital therapeutic in oncology for patients and their care teams, created by Voluntis

Patients with cancer often experience distressing symptoms that impair daily functioning and quality of life. When manageable symptoms are left untreated or undertreated, they can lead to treatment interruptions, unscheduled ER visits and hospitalizations. New approaches based on the combination of self-management and remote monitoring have the potential to enhance the quality of care in oncology, improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs for health systems.

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