Probing the benefits of real-time tracking during cancer care

@article{Patel2012ProbingTB,
  title={Probing the benefits of real-time tracking during cancer care},
  author={Rupa A. Patel and Predrag V. Klasnja and Andrea Hartzler and Kenton T. Unruh and Wanda Pratt},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012},
  pages={
          1340-9
        }
}
People with cancer experience many unanticipated symptoms and struggle to communicate them to clinicians. Although researchers have developed patient-reported outcome (PRO) tools to address this problem, such tools capture retrospective data intended for clinicians to review. In contrast, real-time tracking tools with visible results for patients could improve health outcomes and communication with clinicians, while also enhancing patients' symptom management. To understand potential benefits… CONTINUE READING
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