eHealth-Generated Patient Data in an Outpatient Setting after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Scoping Review.
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) has the potential to cure malignant and nonmalignant diseases but remains associated with a wide range of complications, necessitating dedicated lifelong follow-up. While patients are monitored closely during the peri-HCT period, leaving the hospital setting after HCT introduces new challenges. This scoping review explores the current use of patient-generated eHealth data in the outpatient setting. A systematic search of the PubMed, Scopus, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, American Psychological Association PsycINFO, and International Health Technology Assessment databases in July 2021 identified the 22 studies (13 full text articles and 9 abstracts) included in this review. The large majority were small to medium-sized (n = 15; 68.2%) pilot or feasibility studies (n = 18; 81.8%) that were published between 2016 and 2021 (n = 16; 72.7%). Collection of patient-reported outcomes was the most frequently reported eHealth intervention (n = 14; 63.6%), followed by vital sign monitoring (n = 5; 22.7%) and home-based spirometry (n = 3; 13.6%), mostly in the early post-transplantation setting. eHealth interventions had favorable feasibility and acceptability profiles; however, we found little data on the efficacy, long-term monitoring, data security, and cost-effectiveness of eHealth interventions. Larger randomized studies are warranted to draw formal conclusions about the impact of eHealth on HCT outcomes and the best ways to incorporate eHealth in clinical practice.
Van Opstal, J; Zhao, AT; Kaplan, SJ; Sung, AD; Schoemans, H
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