Recent improvements in cancer detection have allowed for cancer patients to survive longer than ever before. However, survivors are concurrently reporting treatment-associated morbidities influencing quality of life on a long-term basis. It can often be inconvenient for survivors and health professionals to meet in person for follow up appointments in the years following treatment. 

Therefore, this project aims to evaluate the success of an online follow-up platform in collecting patient reported outcomes for those treated at the BCCA-CSI. With a feasibility survey, patient demographics and preferred method of follow-up along with preferred method of contact will be determined. Follow-up methods include online, mail, phone or in-person. This feasibility study will also allow us to better understand factors that currently discourage use of an online follow-up method. 

Following the feasibility study, the project will move forward to a usability study in which an online platform for creating and conducting patient surveys will be designed and tested on patients. Patients, along with health care professionals, will use the website to complete or create, respectively, a survey and then report on the ease of use of the site and on the process as a whole. This usability study will allow us to assess the user-friendliness of the website to understand the factors required by health professionals and patients for a follow-up survey.

Overall implications of this project will include the necessary framework to develop a follow-up website and the ability for health care professionals to be warned of patient symptoms which require earlier assessment, ultimately improving the efficiency of clinic visits and long-term follow-up for future BCCA-SAHCSI and, potentially, province-wide BCCA patients.