Lung cancer patients may be able to improve survival and quality of life with a new app called Moovcare. This app was just revealed here in Chicago, at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. Our team of lung cancer lawyers take a deeper look into this revolutionary new app and its possible impact on patients’ lives.
The first study analyzing Moovcare’s effectiveness was so successful it ended early. To use the app, patients simply type their symptoms into the app once a week. An algorithm looks at the symptoms and sends an alert to doctors if something seems wrong. Currently, patients have to wait until scheduled visits – which are often months apart – to tell doctors about changes in their health.
This gives doctors real-time information to spot problems immediately and change treatments if needed. Cancer doesn’t wait until scheduled doctors’ visits to change course or grow. The app lets patients tell their doctors what’s going on in real-time. Patients doing poorly are put in immediate and automatic contact with their doctor.
How Does the App Work?