Technology (e.g. robotics, assistive technology, mHealth)
Proactively treating the causes disablement; physical impairments, pain, and related immobility, can significantly prolong patients' functional independence, improve their QoL and avoid unneeded expensive and extended hospitalizations. Current rehabilitation service delivery models are reactive in nature and tend to focus on catastrophic disability, characteristics that render them ill suited to detect or address early disablement in cancer or any vulnerable patient group. A model that proactively addresses these needs is needed. Current research trials in cancer rehabilitation will be highlighted to articulate the model of care and to share pragmatic approaches to implementation, using EHRs.