chemoWave Provides Care Support to Chemo Patients and Caregivers
chemoWave has released an app to help chemotherapy patients manage and track their post-chemotherapy care. The app provides medication management, symptom and side effect tracking, and data analysis. The app also allows patients to share data with their care providers to assist in making appropriate health interventions.
The app, which is available for free download on iOS, was heavily influenced by Treatment Technologies & Insights, LLC cofounder Matt Lashey’s experiences during the time his partner was undergoing therapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. In particular, he noted the impact that data collection and analysis could have on an individual and their care team’s ability to manage illness and the side effects of chemotherapy…
The chemoWave mobile app allows patients undergoing chemotherapy to log a number of activities that may be affecting their overall condition, such as water consumption, exercise, medication, and entertainment. When paired with information about their treatment, physical symptom severity, and emotional wellbeing, the HIPAA-compliant, HITRUST-certified tool develops an interactive log of their overall condition that can be easily shared with caregivers. These data are also analyzed by the app to create personalized insights and suggestions that can help the user reduce their discomfort and improve their health.
The app is also designed to be usable by patients with a variety of chronic conditions, although the company is planning on developing add-on tools to tailor the app for specific conditions, such as diabetes.
“chemoWave is working closely with top researchers and programs at various leading healthcare systems and cancer organizations to collect and monitor everything a patient is experiencing during treatment — the emotional state as well as physical and mental — with the explicit goal of more efficient collaboration with healthcare providers/caregivers,” Bob Badal, cofounder of Treatment Technologies & Insights, told MobiHealthNews in an email. “Self-monitoring of a patient’s condition gives patients a huge boost in confidence and understanding to stay strong during the fight, and offers doctors the most comprehensive cancer tool needed for collaborative care.”