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APP HELPS TO TIGHTEN THE LINK BETWEEN CANCER PATIENTS AND DOCTORS

Aruba, September 4, 2017 - Health care is becoming a major focus for tech giants like Amazon and Apple, and joins an increasingly crowded field of biometric tech.

ChemoWave helps cancer patients and their doctors keep track of a variety of biometric data.
A recent study suggests a link between data tracking and survival rates.
 
When chemotherapy patient Allison Hailey meets with Dr. Angela Kueck at Texas Oncology in Austin, she comes prepared.
 
That is because Hailey's phone displays graphs, charts and logs of her medications, mood changes and physical health — courtesy of an app called ChemoWave.
 
Since its launch on June 29, ChemoWave is giving chemotherapy patients and their doctors more insight on treatment plans, side effects and mental health. The app arrives on the scene at a time when health care is becoming a major focus for tech giants like Amazon and Apple, and joins an increasingly crowded field of biometric tech that helps people track vital health information.
 
ChemoWave is designed to help track a wide variety of vital data like symptoms, exercise, water intake and medications. It then compiles those figures into a health compliance database, then graphs the information so patients — and their doctors — can connect what symptoms are related to what medication or activity.
 
Patients can also send daily updates to their doctors, which can be critical when treating cancer. A recent study by the Journal of the American Medicine Association found a 21 percent increase in survival time for patients who tracked and reported their symptoms. Thirty-one percent were more likely to report better quality of life and physical functions, the study said.
 
 

By orbitalnets.com