How a busy practice successfully implemented remote patient monitoring

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is putting technology at the forefront of cancer care and remote patient monitoring is proving to be a critical tool.

Minnesota Oncology has used Health Tracker to successfully roll out an electronic patient-reported outcomes program to keep cancer patients away from hospitals, provide proactive symptom management, and stay connected despite physical separation.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, the participation rate for patients at Minnesota Oncology has remained steady at 77% for over three months. Minnesota has steadily increased the number of enrolled patients since they launched. In a recent survey of the care team, 94% reported that enrolling a patient was very easy, easy, or moderately easy. 83% reported managing the PRO workboard that is associated with Health Tracker was easy or moderately easy.

Rhonda Hastings, RN OCN, Nursing Manager commented about the program, “I like that Health Tracker is a proactive program to check-in on patient symptoms that can be tailored to the individual needs of the patient, and allows the patient to stay connected to their care team when they are not in clinic.”

“I like that Health Tracker is a proactive program to check-in on patient symptoms that can be tailored to the individual needs of the patient, and allows the patient to stay connected to their care team when they are not in clinic.”

Rhonda Hastings, RN, OCN, Nursing Manager

Learn more about how they did it:

You’ll learn how they achieved:

Seamless integration into workflow

Across 12 locations

Consistently high patient participation rate

77% since program launch in February

Overwhelmingly positive patient response

92% thought it was a useful tool to get help

The next era of electronic patient-reported outcomes