The Effectiveness of mHealth and eHealth Tools in Improving Provider Knowledge, Confidence, and Behaviors Related to Cancer Detection, Treatment, and Survivorship Care: a Systematic Review

This systematic review aimed to understand the overall impact of mobile health (mHealth) and eHealth interventions in improving cancer care as well as looking to identify best practices to support adoption of effective interventions. The authors found 23 studies, 10 of which involved interventions targeted at nurses and five focused on primary care and/or general practitioners. Overall, the literature suggested mHealth and eHealth interventions show promise but there is a high degree of variability in the evidence identified. An essential recommendation from the authors was the need for consistent terminology, measures, and metrics to summarise results from studies. This is needed in order to build the evidence base required to adopt optimal and cost-effective interventions.

 

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