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    P1.01 - Poster Session/ Treatment of Advanced Diseases – NSCLC (ID 206)

    • Event: WCLC 2015
    • Type: Poster
    • Track: Treatment of Advanced Diseases - NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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      P1.01-059 - Steps to Improve NSCLC Patient Outcomes Utilizing Mobile Apps - Survey Findings (ID 792)

      09:30 - 17:00  |  Author(s): E. Rudell

      • Abstract

      Integration of mobile devices/health-related apps into medical practice is transforming healthcare. For clinicians treating NSCLC, the addition of a new app, NSCLC @Point of Care, and its patient companion app, are practice-based tools designed to provide content at the time it is actually needed and the ability to sync with patient data, potentially enabling better decisions, outcomes and care. This survey assesses how this mobile dashboard is used in the NSCLC setting, its effect as a learning tool, and how it can improve patient outcomes.

      To assess how clinicians utilize the NSCLC @Point of Care dashboard and patient companion app, Projects In Knowledge, the CME provider, sent an online survey to its proprietary database of over 53,000 clinicians caring for NSCLC patients. Respondents reported: demographic information, use of EMR technology, frequency and reasons for accessing the NSCLC @Point of Care app, interest in tracking patient-reported data, and use of patient-reported data in institutional EMR reports.

      Overall findings show a large number of responding clinicians use EMR technology, access the NSCLC @Point of Care App daily for relevant disease/treatment-specific information, and want to track patient-reported data. The survey demonstrates many clinicians are in agreement that the clinician app, NSCLC @Point of Care, and its companion app will not only provide important disease- and treatment-specific information that they need and can access at point of care, but also improve communication of critical and accurate patient data in real-time to ensure optimal interventions and patient outcomes, incorporate patient-reported data from the companion app into EMRs and believe this maneuver can streamline time efficiencies in practice.

      Management of NSCLC, a leading cause of cancer-related mortality, is evolving so rapidly that it is difficult for clinicians to keep current and integrate new improved treatment strategies into practice. Many clinicians surveyed believe the NSCLC @Point of Care dashboard provides a desirable approach for busy clinicians to access information needed to support practice change and improve patient outcomes through point of care accessibility.