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Promise of Mobile Health Technology to Reduce Disparities in Patients With Cancer and Survivors

Promise of Mobile Health Technology to Reduce Disparities in Patients With Cancer and Survivors Despite recent advances in cancer control, numerous disparities exist in the areas of patient access to care, self-management, and quality of life. However, mobile health technology shows promise as a tool to reduce disparities among patients with cancer and cancer survivors by overcoming such barriers as limited access to providers, difficulty communicating with providers, and inadequate communication between patients and providers regarding symptoms. This narrative review draws on the literature in cancer and noncancer populations to identify factors that create or maintain disparities and to describe opportunities for mobile health technology to reduce disparities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics Wolters Kluwer Health

Promise of Mobile Health Technology to Reduce Disparities in Patients With Cancer and Survivors

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Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright
(C) 2018 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
ISSN
2473-4276
DOI
10.1200/CCI.17.00141
Publisher site
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Abstract

Despite recent advances in cancer control, numerous disparities exist in the areas of patient access to care, self-management, and quality of life. However, mobile health technology shows promise as a tool to reduce disparities among patients with cancer and cancer survivors by overcoming such barriers as limited access to providers, difficulty communicating with providers, and inadequate communication between patients and providers regarding symptoms. This narrative review draws on the literature in cancer and noncancer populations to identify factors that create or maintain disparities and to describe opportunities for mobile health technology to reduce disparities.

Journal

JCO Clinical Cancer InformaticsWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jun 29, 2018

Keywords: Telemedicine, Survivors, Health care disparities, Survivor care, Breast cancer, Value of care, Chemotherapy

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