The Cancer Institute of Naples, Italy, signs an agreement with Healthware Group, a leading healthcare consulting group, to promote and implement innovative solutions and digital technologies in oncology aiming to ensure more precise and accessible treatments to patients.

Naples, Italy, 11 February 2021 – There are many different technologies advancing the care of patients. Telemedicine, Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Apps, in a nutshell: digital health, using high-quality software programs to prevent, manage and treat diseases, in the same way as traditional medicine, but faster, and above all remotely. Even from a mobile phone or computer.

With these changes at the forefront, the agreement between the Cancer Institute of Naples and Healthware Group is focused on fostering research activities and digital therapies. Combining their areas of expertise, the leading international consulting group in health care and Pascale Hospital will collaborate on promoting and implementing innovative solutions and digital technologies in oncology, in order to facilitate clinical practice and ultimately improve the lives of patients.

Patients and Healthcare Professionals can benefit from digital health solutions and digital therapies that are easily accessible, software-based and built on popular platforms, such as smartphones.

This is a cultural paradigm shift based on a patient-centered approach, where technology helps to offer a precise, accessible, holistic and more human-focused care, supporting doctors in the care and relationship with patients.

Healthware, says Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware Group, is committed to signing agreements with leading healthcare institutions to foster the growth of the innovation ecosystem for the healthcare digital transformation. The clinical partnerships, based on data and technology, with international and national renowned institutions, such as the Pascale Hospital, offer the opportunity to implement innovative solutions aiming to improve the lives of patients. There are many areas of the agreement’s application, that will use Telehealth for the implementation of an innovative remote assistance model, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for the development of algorithms through the mining of available retrospective data.

The main objective of the synergy between Healthware Group and Pascale is the creation of a hub, an oncology network in the Campania region operating at a national and international level.

The pandemic, says Attilio Bianchi, General Director of the Naples-based National Cancer Institute, has accelerated the spread and adoption of digital health solutions and tools like sensors, apps, wearable devices for the continuous monitoring of biometric parameters, virtual assistants with artificial intelligence to communicate with the patient, digital platforms and services for remote medical assistance, and algorithms that generate physiological and behavioral biomarkers. Nowadays, the need to integrate traditional medicine with digital medicine has never been more evident, as well as the crucial role of digital health in offering new dynamics of communication between doctor and patient.