Information at the point of care: An informational application for cancer resources

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Abstract

  • Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. The purpose of this project was to design, develop, and modify a cancer resource application (app) that providers, patients, and caregivers could use to locate local and national cancer resources. The project design used a modified version of the Questionnaire for User Interaction Survey 7.0 to gather information from a convenience sample of nurses and community participants regarding their perception of the app. These data helped to identify gaps in resources and modifications needed to make the app more userfriendly. The current cancer care system is complex, and patients often complain of uncoordinated care, lack of information, and insufficient psychosocial support. Cancer centers are working to meet the American College of Surgeons 2015 recommendation of psychosocial assessment and referrals; the Cancer Resource APP described here provides the resources tomeet this need. Prototypes of the appwere tested in practice and community settings, then solicited feedback guided needed technology modifications. The resultingCancer Resource APP provides the healthcare community with information to make timely and consistent referrals for patients and caregivers.
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    Author List

  • Walker DK; Hardeman A; Owen L; Frank JS
  • Start Page

  • 390
  • End Page

  • 395
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 9