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Presentation at Medicine X Stanford 2012

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Presentation at Medicine X conference held at Stanford La Ka-Shing conference center 29-30 september 2012 with the title: Using computer tablets to empower breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy treatment

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Presentation at Medicine X Stanford 2012

  1. 1. Using computer tablets to empower breast cancerpatients undergoing radiation therapy treatment better informed patients better informed staff Martin Östlund
  2. 2. What the project is about Overview Using computer tablets to support patients undergoing radiation therapy • Breast cancer patients borrow tablet during course of treatment • Patients use tablets to inform themselves • ... and to supply feedback to staff • Co-operative project • Oncology dept Kalmar County Hospital • eHealth Inst Linnaeus University
  3. 3. What we hope to achieve Objectives By using tablets as information, communication and administrative devices we hope to achieve: • Better informed patients • More involved patients Empowerment • Individualized care • Improved patient safety • More satisfied patients
  4. 4. Timeline information communication treatment radiation rehabilitation
  5. 5. What did the patients thinkThe PatientsImpressions, benefits and pitfalls method • Better informed • better prepared • Acceptance rate • reduced anxiety, increased confidence • 10 out of 11 patients and trust borrowed tablet • More involved • May-June 2012 • active patients | option to be active • Interviews • The tablet – enabling device • 6 out of 10 patients • in-depth, semi- • easy to use – easy to get started structured, exploratory • safe starting point • “my own” • too late…
  6. 6. What did the staff thinkThe StaffImpressions, benefits and pitfalls method • Questions from patients • questions more relevant • Interviews • questions go deeper • medical staff • patients more involved • technical staff • Staff benefits • in-depth, semi- • responsiveness structured • immediate/short delay feedback • catch mood • team involvement • Pitfalls • anonymity limits usefulness • boundaries between units
  7. 7. Central points Conclusions Success factors and major findings • Be specific, be relevant • illness-specific, clinic-specific • video much appreciated • Ease-of-use critical • getting started… getting going • tablet as enabler • Timing • waiting-time is the worst time… • make available early • Empowerment • informed patients • inquisitive patients • active patients – having the option… • empowered?
  8. 8. Next step www.jmir.org: Vol 13, No 3What’s next…Planned development and on-going work • Continued clinical use • all new breast cancer patients get offer (30- 40 patients expected until end of year) • get tablet earlier • New features to benefit patients • secure messaging • social layer – live advice-giving/guidance • administrative tools – scheduling • New features to benefit staff • Collecting patient data (non-anonymous) • Surveys • Messaging • administrative tools – frees-up time
  9. 9. Oncology department  Stefan Johnsson PhD project leaderKalmar County Hospital  Magnus LagerlundMD oncology specialist  Ingela Widell counselor  Camilla Wilde-BjörlingRN oncology nurse  Göran Petersson MD PhD director eHealth Institute  Clara Axelsson BSc interaction designer eHealth Institute  Emil JohanssonBSc developer  Pauline Johansson PhD stud medical science researcher  Marcelo MilradPhD mobile learning specialist  Martin ÖstlundMSc PhLic interaction specialist  Former patients providing input and feedback Patients  Current patients evaluating system, suggesting improvements  Future patients empowered… martin.ostlund@lnu.se www.ehalsoinstitutet.se

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