A new digital health collaboration is aiming to offer self-care to millions of patients in the UK with chronic conditions.
LumiraDX Care Solutions and My mHealth have teamed up to develop an integrated platform for clinicians and patients.
The platform will be aimed at patients on anticoagulation therapy as well as those living with COPD, asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
The platform uses a range of integrated, digital care programmes intended to empower patients and reduce avoidable costs through digital transformation and education.
The partnership will utilise LumiraDx Care Solutions’ engage patient app which connects patients to their care team and teaches them to manage their condition. The companies’ platform will allow two-way data flow between the engage app and the main clinical systems so care teams have continual visibility of their patients’ progress.
Over 15 million people in England live with at least one long-term condition, with many living with another disease simultaneously.
Managing long-term conditions is a huge challenge to the NHS and takes up half of all GP appointments and accounts for £7 of every £10 spent on health and social care.
Speaking about the collaboration, Dr Mark Sullivan, medical director, LumiraDx said: “With the NHS under relentless and increasing pressure there has never been a greater need to improve the way that we support people with long-term conditions. Supported self-care offers a way forward – improving outcomes, helping people become more involved with their own care and reducing demands on the Health Service. That’s why we are so excited to collaborate with My mHealth and combine our technologies and expertise. Education and connectivity is key to ensuring patients can self-care and we have found a real synergy between our teams for providing this in our apps and care programmes.’’
Simon Bourne, CEO, My mHealth adds: “This is a pivotal time for health technology and the focus now is on improving patients’ lives and reducing the burden on the NHS. By partnering with LumiraDx Care Solutions we’re aiming to change healthcare forever, delivering this integrated technology to as many people as possible and enabling them to become experts in their condition.”