For cancer care

For cancer care

Digital symptom monitoring can improve patients’
overall survival and quality of life.

Kaiku’s unique algorithms screen symptoms, alert care team, and provide personalised support for patients. This along with the capture and analysis of real-world data paves way for more personalized and effective care.

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 symptom monitoring can help metastatic cancer patients live longer (5.2 months longer median overall survival) and improve quality of life (31% of 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 monitoring 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 clinical data opens significant new opportunities for evaluating the efficiency 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.

Scientific evidence

A randomised controlled trial with 766 metastatic cancer patients shows that digital symptom monitoring during chemotherapy helps patients live longer (5.2 months longer median overall survival), improves quality of life (31% of patients), and reduces hospitalisation (4%) and ER visits (7%). Basch & al. 2016 – 2017 We are conducting several clinical trials validating our digital therapeutics offering. See our R&D.

Used in all common cancer types

  • Breast  cancer
  • Urological  cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal and other GI cancers
  • Hematologic cancers
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Gynecological cancers
  • Head and neck cancers

Compliant with all cancer care pathways

  • Surgery
  • Systemic therapies
  • Radiation therapy
  • Follow-up
  • Palliative care

Key features

Kaiku Health is CE-marked as MDD class 1 medical device

Capturing patient-reported outcomes and other clinical data

  • Scheduled collection of validated PRO questionnaires (e.g. EORTC, PRO-CTCAE, ICHOM, FACT)
  • Kaiku® Bridge — Seamless integration with other hospital information systems ( e.g. SOAP and REST protocols with HL7, XML and JSON messages )

Intelligent symptom tracking

  • Automatic and adaptive symptom checks based on patient's condition
  • Email / SMS notifications and alerts
  • Identification of patients at risk and filtering according to urgency


  • TLS encrypted text based messaging via web browser
  • Video appointments

Data analytics and digital interventions

  • Digital patient support, guidance and education
  • Mild symptoms trigger self-care instructions, worsened or severe symptoms alert care team
  • Multi-dimensional and adaptive outcome reporting according to hospital, national and international standards (CTCAE, LENT SOMA etc.)

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.

Pentti, 77 years
Prostate cancer patient

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