“Mobile App Postoperative Home Monitoring After Enhanced Recovery Oncologic Surgery”
This study will assess whether the implementation of a combination of ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) protocols and postoperative followup via a smartphone app can offer 1) improved patient satisfaction, 2) virtual patient monitoring without an increase in postoperative emergency room visits, number and severity of postoperative complications, and readmissions, 3) decreased healthcare system costs, and 4) improved patient convenience and reduced patient financial costs. The study will be conducted among women having mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and gynecological oncology procedures. Half of the participants will be assigned to physician monitoring via a smartphone app and half will receive conventional care.
RecoverWell mobile app for follow-up care
The mobile app follow-up care is an application that can be loaded onto a smartphone. It allows the patient to submit photos of their surgical site, QoR15 scores, and EORTC selected adverse events scores. The information collected is transmitted to members of the surgical team (i.e. the primary surgeon) and used to monitor recovery over the first 6 weeks following surgery.
Mobile App Postoperative Home Monitoring After Enhanced Recovery Oncologic Surgery