The eHealth Initiative, a Washington-based not-for-profit, has released a guide for patients and families
detailing the available digital tools and technologies for cancer care.
Divided into five categories, such as “tools for decision making” and “tools for lifestyle management,” the guide features 76 digital tools, including websites, software and mobile applications.
Under the heading “tools for education,” for instance, the guide lists 16 tools, including a mobile application from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and an informational website from the College of American Pathologists. The guide also includes 11 tools for lifestyle management, such as a mobile application for calorie counting and fitness, and a sun-exposure application from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The guide is intended to “help patients become aware of and take advantage of the many outstanding digital resources available today that can help them understand their condition, make informed treatment decisions, anticipate their care needs and connect with others who have had similar experiences,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, eHealth Initiative's CEO
, in a news release.