GoMo Health Reduces Gap in Oncology Oral Care Outpatient Digital Therapeutics Through a Clinical Collaboration with the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) Program
Asbury Park, NJ (January 14, 2021) – GoMo Health in collaboration with the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) Program, funded by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Arcora Foundation, has added oral care patient education to its evidence-based Concierge Care® oncology digital therapeutic, filling a much-needed gap in addressing oral care management as part of patient-focused cancer clinical pathways. Recent studies show that the incremental costs alone of oral mucositis was approximately $5000–$30,000 among patients receiving radiation therapy and $3700 per cycle among patients receiving chemotherapy.
“Oral health side effects have significant physical and emotional negative consequences for patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or immunotherapy that reduce patients’ resiliency to stay on therapy and can lead to increased adverse events and cost. However, it is frequently overlooked in clinical pathways and outpatient care, said Judith Haber, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN, the NYU Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and Executive Director of the OHNEP Program. Says Erin Hartnett, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, Program Director for the OHNEP oral health program, “We are thrilled to bring our expertise and content that has resulted in enhancing the GoMo patient digital therapeutic with extensive oral care patient education and clinical tips. Continuous patient screening and feedback enables early detection and triage to nurse navigation to immediately address these issues.”
The Concierge program provides oral care management messaging to oncology patients to prevent the onset of oral side effects from their treatment and for those who may already be experiencing issues. Once indicating their oral care issues through the Concierge program’s version of the NCCN Distress Thermometer and Problem List, the How Are You Doing?TM survey, patients automatically receive support and actionable tips to relieve discomfort from symptoms like dry mouth, mouth sores, bleeding gums, and gum disease.
The oral care content adds valuable resources to the existing Concierge Care program that is working in tandem with nurse navigation, pharmacy, and social work to help guide a patient and their family through emotional, social/practical, and physical challenges during cancer journey.
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About GoMo Health:
GoMo Health® applies a proprietary, evidence-based science of engagement, BehavioralRx®, to our cloud-based digital therapeutic, Concierge Care®, to actively extend care plans, and provide resources and support in a person’s “lived” environment – enhancing outpatient care and impact. This outpatient care delivery model integrates support for psychosocial and physical needs to create personalized, behaviorally based care plans that empower patients in their own care management and healthy decision making. Connecting with patients via its’ Telehealth Triple Play™, GoMo Health using an intelligent mobile BOT to collect and triage patient data via home medical devices, conduct in the moment “conversations”, and gather electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO). This has proven to modify behaviors of patients with chronic and complex conditions worldwide, resulting in significant improvement in health outcomes and adherence, and decreased costs of care for providers, hospitals, health plans, employers, and life science companies.