Men’s Health Week (June 13-18th) is the ideal time to focus on Prostate Cancer detection, treatment, and follow-up. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men in the United States aside from non-melanoma skin cancer. Sadly, it is also one of the leading causes of death across all male races.
And this is not just an American-centric trend. Globally the statistics are similar in particular as men are living longer and more susceptible to prostate cancer than elders.
Get Real Health is doing its part to combat a rise in prostate cancer instances through cutting-edge remote patient monitoring tools. The most targeted effort was launched recently with our client University Hospital (UHS) Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in England.
My Medical Record is the citizen’s online personal health record developed for UHS by Get Real Health. Its latest deployment in their North Bristol location enables prostate cancer patient post-treatment follow-up remotely. Through My Medical Record, patients have access to an array of tools and, most importantly, a means of open communication and record sharing with their medical team outside of facility walls.
My Medical Record continues to grow and address the needs of England’s citizens and is a perfect example of the modular quality of our products,” says Get Real Health President Robin Wiener. “The use cases for our solutions are endless, however, they are particularly well suited to chronic condition management and coordination across multiple care teams.”
The UHS’ goal to “care, innovate and inspire” mirrors that of Get Real Health as we strive to provide relevant tools to patients and healthcare professionals alike.
“We are proud of the work we are doing in regard to men’s health through our prostate cancer post-treatment pathway,” said Matthew Beedle, My Medical Record Product Delivery Manager. “By giving patients access to vital data such as test results and monitoring plans through My Medical Record, we are elevating remote management and care outcomes.”
Solutions such as My Medical Record which make tools available on both desktop and mobile devices have the power to streamline care as well as improve outcomes for prostate cancer patients, chronic disease sufferers as well as those aiming to better health and fitness levels overall.