Kathi Mooney on Using Technology to Improve Survivorship Care

February 10, 2015
Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN, FAAN

Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN, FAAN, Louis S. Peery and Janet B. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing, College Of Nursing, University of Utah, Co-Leader Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, discusses how technology can be used to improve survivorship care.

Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN, FAAN, Louis S. Peery and Janet B. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing, College Of Nursing, University of Utah, Co-Leader Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, discusses how technology can be used to improve survivorship care.

Mooney says technology can be used to improve many aspects of cancer care, especially survivorship. A current study is looking at an application that lets cancer survivors use technology to track their symptoms. By tracking symptoms, patients can more effectively plan their oncology visit.

The application also holds their survivor care plan, so that other providers can access information about prior treatments and current symptoms.