Roche has partnered with people living with breast cancer, healthcare specialists and patient organisations to create the Focus Me app. The aim of the app is to provide personalised digital support as you deal with your disease on a day-to-day basis.
Focus Me is designed to help you connect to other people with breast cancer and healthcare specialists so that you can receive beneficial support in everyday life.
“The Focus Me app makes it easier to contact and communicate with other patients and even meet face to face from time to time.”
Janine, breast cancer patient
“I hope we’ll be able to reach as many people as possible with the app and that everyone finds something that helps – something to give them courage or strength, make things easier or point to new paths and opportunities.”
Annette, breast cancer patient
“As a nurse, I hope I’ll be able to help patients more effectively by recognising and responding to their problems faster. The app allows people living with cancer to talk to each other under the supervision of healthcare specialists, who can then intervene if necessary.”
Beatrice, oncology nurse
“This app offers new ways for patients to network with each other and share information. I think it’s an outstanding tool for getting patients involved in the digital process.”
Dr Nik Hauser, gynaecologist
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The chat function
Focus Me lets you network with other people living with breast cancer so that you can support each other in everyday life. The Focus Me app is a secure environment that complies with European and Swiss security standards and offers the following features:
→ Targeted searching for people with breast cancer who have similar interests or are living in similar circumstances to you
→ One-to-one of group chats with other app users on subjects such as nutrition, wellbeing, exercise, family, etc.
Personalised events calendar
From yoga and a walk to meeting up for coffee, the Focus Me app tells you what group activities and events are taking place near you. You can search specifically for events that meet your needs, such as:
→ Events organised by your hospital, doctor’s practice or patient organisations
→ Interest groups for people living with breast cancer, such as services to enhance wellbeing
→ Patient education events
→ Organised get-togethers with other people living with breast cancer
All events are validated by Focus Me before they are posted to ensure the quality of their content.
at a glance
Communicate with other people living with breast cancer or your oncology nurse in one-to-one chats
Join in group chats with other people living with breast cancer
Find interesting events in your area and save them in your calendar
creates added value for breast cancer patients and care teams
Personalised support that helps people living with breast cancer manage everyday life more conveniently and effectively
Focus Me guides breast cancer patients through the various stages of their treatment and continues to support them in their post-treatment everyday life. Since the app supports communication between patients and between patients and their care team (at the oncology centre/doctor’s surgery, as available), patients can make valuable contacts, communicate online and give each other emotional support. By doing so, Focus Me should help to prevent patients feeling alone with their disease.
The Fokus Mensch patient information portal also provides more information (in German, French and Italian). It can be found at link.
Digital support for oncology nurses and patient organisations
Hospitals and patient organisations have the option of displaying their patient education events in Focus Me’s events calendar as a way of inviting and notifying patients. Oncology nurses can use the chat function to communicate with patients if they are able to use it at their centre or surgery.
Focus Me is a secure, protected digital environment that complies with European and Swiss security standards. Patient data is subject to stringent security standards. Roche will never have access to or be able to view patients’ personal or medical data.
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