It is calming to know that I can contact the professionals at my clinic at any time and that the state of my health is being monitored continuously.
Digital symptom monitoring can improve patients’ survival and quality of life.
Better patient experience
Accounting for patient experience is essential to providing top quality cancer care. 35% of cancer patients experience psychological distress, such as depression or anxiety, in addition to physical symptoms (Zabora & al. 2001). Recent evidence shows that digital monitoring of patient-reported outcomes can lead to improved quality of life and survival of cancer patients (Basch & al. 2017).
Kaiku Health enables consistent symptoms and quality of life follow-up. Enabling patients to report their health at any given moment not only helps alleviate stress, but also ensures that the care team is always up-to-date on patients’ condition and can react to alarming symptoms early on. 95% of our patient users find that Kaiku Health supports their cancer treatment and recovery.
Increased vigilance and clinical efficiency
Kaiku Health decreases manual work related to patient monitoring. Hospitals have seen a 75% reduction in patient calls among patients using Kaiku Health. Patient-reported data increases the efficiency of clinical visits as the staff is well informed on the patient’s condition upon arrival. Digital patient follow-up can also reduce emergency room admissions by 5-10% (Basch & al. 2016).
Real-world data on the efficacy of therapies
Patient-reported information combined with therapeutic data opens significant new opportunities for evaluating the efficacy of treatments and their long-term outcomes, and thus enables the development of new, better targeted ways to treat cancer. Hospitals using Kaiku Health have seen a tenfold increase of outcome data points, enabling better analysis of care outcomes and international benchmarking.
Data capture and analysis
- Configurable and adaptive forms, automatic email / SMS notifications and alerts
- Identification of patients at risk and filtering according to urgency
- Dashboard to follow the progress, excel-/SPSS reports
- Multi-dimensional and adaptive outcome reporting according to hospital, national and international standards (CTCAE, LENT SOMA etc.)
- Integrated to hospital information systems (HL7, XML and REST/JSON interfaces)
- TLS encrypted text based messaging via web browser
- Video appointments
- Personalized self-care instructions for patients
- Automated survivorship programs for patients (prostate and breast cancer, among others)
Configurable modules for multiple cancer and therapy combinations
Kaiku Health application for cancer care consists of over 20 modules that address the most common cancer types and their different therapy options. The modules are configurable in terms of content (questionnaires, medical values), actions (reminder frequency), and information (eg. self-care instructions). ICHOM’s standard sets are also available.
Read how Kaiku Health has been used to support the follow-up of these cancer types or therapy phases:
"Better data we have, better we can treat the patients"
Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor and our team member Matilda Mela, Associate Professor of Urology Antti Rannikko from HUCH and our CEO Lauri Sippola share their views on why measuring patient-reported outcomes data is vital in health care.