Our engage app was “Highly Commended” in the Best Healthcare App category at this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards. The award winners were announced at an awards lunch on 1 November at The Brewery in London.
The Building Better Healthcare Awards is in its 19th year. This annual prestigious event celebrates the innovation, architecture, people, products and services that are helping to transform patient care. The Best Healthcare App award recognises a digital application accessible from smart devices, which is helping to enhance health and wellbeing or bring about efficiencies.
engage is a pioneering app which delivers seamlessly connected self-care for people on anticoagulation therapy (both warfarin and other direct orals anticoagulants (DOACs). engage gives individuals the knowledge, skills and confidence to take more control of their health, whilst staying connected to their care team. Warfarin patients can enrol on the warfarin self-testing programme and further care programmes for digital review will soon be available to DOACs patients as well as a digital dosing service for non-self-testing warfarin patients.
The warfarin self-testing care programme allows patients to self-test their international normalised ratio (INR) at a convenient time and place and send their result automatically to their clinician who then reviews the result, generates a tablet schedule and sends it back to the individual.
The technology behind engage has been developed by the team at LumiraDx Care Solutions who are anticoagulation experts with over 20 years’ of experience delivering safe, efficient support software to the NHS via INRstar, the market-leading software for anticoagulation management.
engage allows people on long-term anticoagulation medication to lead a more independent life, with fewer visits to clinics and the ability to test their INR level at a time and place that suits them, whilst still under the guidance of the clinician or care team.
Dr Mark Sullivan, Medical Director at LumiraDx says: “It is an absolute honour for engage to be highly commended in this prestigious award. It is recognition of the fact that engage really is a game-changing solution for supported self-care. The challenge has always been connecting patients with their care teams so that they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to self-care with the right support and connectivity along the way. We are proud that engage will help change the future of self-care.”