United Press International: Telehealth Exams are Recommended for Older Adults with Blood Cancers
A study assessing telehealth-based exams found telehealth to be a good substitute for frailty assessments, which are recommended for seniors undergoing systemic therapy, such as chemotherapy. The study included 185 blood cancer patients aged 73 and older between November 2020 and March 2022 who had virtual assessments. About 81 percent of the participants who did the virtual testing completed the test successfully and had no falls or safety events during the study time. The study provides implications of expanding access to technology, particularly monitoring devices, so that more patients can take advantage of telehealth resources.