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What mobile application can be used to help patients affected by prostate cancer?

Improving the management of prostate cancer thanks to a digital tool

There are a lot of healthcare mobile applications today, but do they really meet patients’ needs? This was the topic of the study carried out by Carenity among the members of its prostate cancer community. The existing mobile app already allowed for the scheduling of treatments and medical appointments. Thanks to patients’ comments, the development of a new and improved version was launched. Some of Carenity patients’ requests were: patient discussions, data transmission to physicians and geolocation of services.

How can we help patients with diabetes monitor their blood glucose?

Improving daily management of diabetes thanks to a digital tool

Diabetes requires special care on a daily basis, and management of the disease can be facilitated thanks to certain digital tools. Two hundred patients answered our survey on the usage of mobile applications for diabetes. 20% of the respondents already use an app to monitor their diabetes. Patients’ expectations, from composing healthy meals to managing their blood glucose level better, were taken into account for the development of a new mobile application.

What would be an ideal app for patients with diabetes?

Improving diabetes control thanks to a digital tool

The mobile app’s name, features, visual content…More than three hundred patients gave their opinion on the ideal mobile app that would improve their daily life with diabetes. Their particular interest for managing meals led to the development of a new feature allowing to benefit from diabetes-related advice and to calculate nutritional intake.

How to help people affected by MS better manage their condition?

Improving the assistance provided for patients affected by MS

MS causes numerous difficulties with managing all the areas of a patient’s daily life: personal, professional and, of course, medical. Carenity asked its MS community to describe these difficulties. Thanks to their responses, a new website on living well with MS was launched. “SEP Ensemble” (“MS Together”) offers advice on the role of those close to patients, on the management of relapses, or flares, and on the impact of the disease on the patient’s professional life.

How to help patients become more independent in managing lupus?

Improving a therapeutic education programme

It is never easy to learn to manage a chronic illness, and it is still more complicated when the illness is rare. Such is the case with lupus. Discover the disease, accept it, understand it and become autonomous – this is the pathway that all patients wish for, and this is the reason why Dr Laurent Chiche, an internist and a lupus specialist, developed a therapeutic education programme for patients (ETP), which focuses on information, learning, psychological and social assistance and care. In order to make the programme more useful, members of Carenity’s Lupus community shared their concerns regarding treatments, symptoms, fatigue, joint pain, etc.

Thanks to their responses, a therapeutic education programme consisting of eight sessions (understanding the disease, flare-ups, treatments, etc.) was launched and was labelled by the Regional Health Agency of the PACA region in France.