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Remote Patient Monitoring

Unlocking the Value of Remote Patient Monitoring

Unlocking the Value of Digital Patient Follow-Up

Belgium has enormous potential to follow up patients outside of hospital walls. However, this potential is not yet being fully exploited everywhere. And there are still important barriers to overcome before the big breakthrough of digital healthcare takes place in our country.

Nevertheless, remote patient monitoring presents great benefits for patients, healthcare providers, hospitals and the government.1.2

A few pioneers showed the way

Over the past years, MSD has supported several projects in multiple Belgian hospitals to improve cancer patients’ outcomes through digital monitoring, improved care pathways, and adverse events management.

We realized that many of these projects had a lot in common. Above all, they had the potential to be scaled and implemented across multiple hospitals.

Time for more hospitals to take the leap

In order to better support hospitals in the future, MSD started to investigate the impact of remote patient monitoring on patients, healthcare practitioners, hospitals and the government. At the same time, we identified key success factors as well as enablers for digitalizing patient follow-up.

These insights are bundled in a whitepaper and a playbook and are aiming at providing better support to hospitals in digitalizing patient follow-up by leveraging specific tools and methodologies while learning from best practices across Belgium.

Download the whitepaper.

We have noticed a growing interest among Belgian hospitals to start implementing remote patient monitoring. We at MSD, are eager to start discussions with those hospitals to help them kick-start their own projects. For more information about this initiative, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

  1. Basch, Ethan, Charlot, Marjory, and Dueck, Amylou C. (2020). Population-level evidence of survival benefits of patient-reported outcome symptom monitoring software systems in routine cancer care. Cancer Medicine (Malden, MA), 9(21), 7797-7799. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33029950/
  2. Basch. E., Stover, A.M., Schrag, D., Chung, A., Jansen, J., Henson, S., Carr, P., Ginos, B., Deal, A., Spears, P.A., Jonsson, M., Bennett, A.V., Mody, G., Thanarajasingam, G., Rogak, L.J., Reeve, B.B., Snyder, C., Kottschade, L.A., Charlot, M., Weiss, A., Bruner, D., and Dueck, A.C. (2020). Clinical Utility and User Perception of a Digital System for Electronic Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring During Routine Cancer Care: Findings From the PRO-TECT Trial. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics 4 947-957. https://doi.org/10.1200/CCI.20.00081

Watch the full interview on Digital Health Monitoring during the 'Inspire HEALTH&CARE' event held last year.