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ASCO Teams Up with the GetWell Network to Provide More Patients with Education Resources

17 Jul 2013 3:19 PM

ASCO has announced it is now working in partnership with the GetWell Network, and will be offering patient-education content from its patient website, Cancer.Net, to patients being treated at hospitals within the GetWell Network community. The GetWell Network provides tools to hospitals to help administrators, nurses, and clinicians better manage patients’ needs, education, and overall experience in the hopes of improving patient outcome through patient and family engagement.

Through this partnership, select content from Cancer.Net will be available to patients via programming for the GetWell Network in-house TV channel and through GetWell Network’s Internet-based platform, accessible to patients at home on computers and mobile devices. Cancer.Net’s Patient Education Video series, fact sheets and podcasts that focus on various aspects of cancer care and treatment will be available to patients, as well as a video series made in collaboration with the LIVESTRONG Foundation focused on patients age 15 to 39, entitled Moving Forward: Perspectives from Survivors and Doctors.

The ultimate goal of the new initiative is to empower patients through education so that they can be more actively involved in their medical decision making.

For more information about the Cancer.Net and the GetWell Network collaboration, visit their websites at Cancer.Net and www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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