PERS maker receives mHealth grant

10/2/2013 |

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $2.2 million grant to QMedic to design passive sensing and self-report tools for cancer rehabilitation patients. The company will use the grant to collaborate with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center to conduct a clinical pilot program using the device to deliver mHealth services to remote patients. The technology offered by QMedic could "significantly improve the quality of care by enabling [the organization] to identify early on which patients are good candidates for cancer rehabilitation services," according to RHLCCC-RIC Medical Director Dr. Samman Shahpar.

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