In a radio interview, Get Real Health president and founding partner, Robin Wiener explained how her team is using technology to benefit cancer patients. Wiener was featured on the Steve Lardy Show, a popular Kansas-based radio show.
Get Real Health is combining its groundbreaking technological advancements with its passion to empower cancer patients through applications, such as Circle of Sharing with the American Cancer Society. This technology will allow patients facing a cancer diagnosis to keep track of all their information without becoming overwhelmed. Cancer patients have so much to keep track of in handling this disease that it’s impossible to keep it in their head, or even write it down.
Get Real Health’s app allows patients and their loved ones to track and manage all aspects of a cancer diagnosis. This includes allowing the patient’s family members to blog about the patient’s progress, offer encouragement, or set up meal schedules. It also lets patients keep a record of what medications they take, how often and their side effects. It even has an area where patients can record their mood and sleep patterns from their smart phones to share with their doctor. The doctor can then adjust treatment plans, notice trends, or change medications.
This app is the first of its kind that allows you to track information, traditionally only available at your doctor’s office, from your smart phone or tablet. Get Real Health has taken the highest precautions to secure these electronic health records. Users decide who they want to share their information with to ensure that none of it is made public. This gives patients the unique opportunity to take control of their own health.
Get Real Health’s technology can also manage rising health care costs. Now that patients can track their symptoms from their phone, they can recognize symptoms, schedule a doctor’s appointment, review the symptoms with a doctor, and therefore prevent a problem before it results in an expensive hospital visit.
“When you see someone get up and talk about how this technology changed their life, there is nothing that feels as good as that,” Robin Wiener told Steve Lardy. “You just say, oh my gosh, we are really doing something.”
To listen to the full interview, click the link below.