Apple Watch Captures Behavioral Data For Monitoring Breast Cancer Patients

Apple Watch Captures Behavioral Data For Monitoring Breast Cancer Patients
Wayne, Pennsylvania based behavioral health technology company Polaris Health Directions, (Polaris) and and the new MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper (MD Anderson Cooper) based on the Cooper Health Sciences Campus in Camden, New Jersey, adjacent to the Cooper Plaza/Lanning Square neighborhood, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on an integrated medical-behavioral health pilot project, using Apple Inc.'s new Apple Watch to capture behavioral data that could affect courses of treatment and outcomes for breast cancer patients.

Photo Caption: A 38mm Apple Watch Sport with a pink strap -- to be worn by breast cancer patients in a planned Polaris Health Directions-MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper pilot project to capture behavioral data that could affect the courses and outcomes of their treatments.

The partnership combines MD Anderson Cooper's oncology expertise with Polaris's extensive experience in behavioral health science and technological innovation. The project will leverage Polaris's Polestar behavioral health outcomes management (BHOM) platform with an Apple Watch based data-collection-and-analytics platform to provide meaningful, actionable results from monitoring and reporting on a patients expected response to treatment. Polaris Health Directions has almost decades of focused experience supported by more than $13 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in partnership with preeminent universities and hospital systems. The company was founded by Dr. Grant Grissom, Dr. Ken
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