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March 2023 Digital Health Roundup

Each month, technology allows providers and researchers to make huge advances in cancer care. Uses for artificial intelligence have expanded into the area of developing new medicines for the fight against cancer. In New Jersey, a new remote monitoring program is being utilized to help patients and providers monitor their cancer treatment journey. Scientists have developed microbubbles to use with ultrasound for more precise bowel cancer diagnosis.

Your New Medicine, Brought to You by AI

Medicines designed by artificial intelligence for conditions including lymph cancers, inflammatory diseases and motor neuron diseases are reaching trials in humans reports Politico. A.I. dramatically reduces the time it takes to develop new medications. Researchers use algorithms for A.I. to go through large amounts of data including chemical compounds, animal studies, and patient information. Using these algorithms helps scientists find what a drug needs to target in the patient’s body, what molecules will accomplish this, and even create new molecules to do the job. One of the biggest obstacles to developing new medications is collecting and reviewing vast amounts of validated data. Artificial Intelligence is making this obstacle much more manageable, improving patient outcomes. Click to read the full story.

New Jersey Cancer Care Launches Remote Patient Monitoring

With the first cohort of patients onboarded for the RPM program, the center aims to achieve greater treatment compliance and drive oncology innovation with connected medical devices, a patient app, and an integrated cloud-based clinician portal reports Healthcare IT News. Providers and patients will both benefit from remote patient monitoring by seeing patient physiological data in real time. Providers can respond quicker and adjust treatment accordingly. Patients use a smartphone app to report and track their symptoms. The patients care team can follow the information gathered in the app and improve the patient’s quality of life. Patients can choose to allow other family members to follow their information through this app, allowing for better care and communication. This remote monitoring is a part of precision oncology, allowing for a more personalized approach to patient care. Using this technology from home is more convenient for the patient physically and financially. Providers can choose to adjust patient treatments to help prevent costly hospital stays. Click to read the full story.

Microbubbles Could Help Bowel Cancer Patients Avoid Life-changing Surgeries

By injecting microscopic bubbles of a safe gas into the bloodstream of bowel cancer patients, the researchers believe ultrasound could be used by surgeons in the future to identify which areas of tissue the cancer has spread to reports Medical Xpress. This method minimizes removal of healthy tissue and reduces the extent of bowel surgery. Reducing the extent of bowel removed decreases the risk of complications such as a stoma after treatment. These microbubbles have a safe gas inside a shell of fat that is like human cells. The bubbles are injected into the bloodstream and ultrasound waves are used on the patient. When the bubbles meet the sound waves, they expand and reflect more ultrasound energy back to the scanner causing a more accurate image. The researchers can see which lymph nodes have cancer and which do not. This method is already successfully used in cardiac and liver patients. Click to read the full story.

What Does Remote Patient Monitoring Mean for MPN Patients?

What Does Remote Patient Monitoring Mean for MPN Patients? from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo.

Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients are a patient group who already used remote patient monitoring before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch to learn about remote patient monitoring, recent advancements for MPN patient care, and expectations for future developments from remote patient monitoring.

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Remote patient monitoring was already in use before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and technology improvements were fast-tracked by federal grants from the U.S. government. Telemedicine appointments and monitoring of the heart, lungs, brain, and muscles through remote technologies can be easily carried out for improved remote care.

Though remote patient monitoring of MPN patients was already in practice through periodic monitoring of blood work, advancements have been made in recent months. These improvements allow patients to visit their MPN specialist less frequently as their provider advises. While protecting patients from virus and infection risks, fewer visits save time and travel costs while also allowing optimal patient care in collaboration with their provider.  

As remote patient monitoring technologies continue to increase and improve over time, they will continue to help refine patient care. MPN patients can expect personalized care that becomes even more tailored to their needs, which will result in improved quality of life and less time in care appointments and traveling time for care appointments.

Please remember to ask your healthcare team what may be right for you.