A mobile application supporting outpatient treatment and follow-up

Serena Buzzacchino, Giordano Lanzola, Paolo Bossi, Lisa Licitra, Silvana Quaglini

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An increasing prevalence of chronic diseases is observed, among which cancer is now included because of its survival rates. That trend requires new ways of supporting outpatients and improving their compliance to treatments. This paper introduces HeNeA, a mobile application designed to support patients affected by Head and Neck cancer during their treatments. The application leverages on the mHealth features described in the literature and has been reviewed by a small set of patients during its development. Further evaluation is expected to occur when it will be offered to every eligible patient discharged from the Head and Neck division of a major Italian cancer centre.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Healthcare Empowering Europeans - Proceedings of MIE 2015
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781614995111
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: May 27 2015May 29 2015


Other26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015


  • Chronic Illness
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Mobile Health
  • Remote Consultation
  • Self-Management
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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