We have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Digital Innovation in Healthcare’ category at this year’s CornwallLive EDGE Awards for our innovative self-testing app, engage.
Pendleside Medical Practice in Clitheroe has recently been able to offer a new kind of connected self-care to patients prescribed warfarin. Patients are able to test their own blood at home, and send their INR result directly to the practice via an app called engage.
How new technology can enable the right connectivity between care teams and patients to deliver truly safe and supported self-care.
The proactive management of people with long-term conditions, including the promotion of self-care for patients, is a priority for the NHS.
Our new Adapter Cap enables anticoagulation self-testing patients to send their INR results directly to their clinicians. The LumiraDx Adapter Cap clips on to Roche’s Coagucheck XS and connects it to mobile phones and tablets by converting the infrared output to a Bluetooth signal.
Building on 20 years of anticoagulation expertise in the NHS with INRstar, we are developing a range of care programmes delivered via engage, an easy-to-use app designed to give individuals the knowledge, skills and confidence to gain freedom and feel more in control of their health.
There have been many reports recently about how technology is enabling or will enable patients to both monitor and be proactive in overseeing their own healthcare. This is an area I am really interested in, and I am very much of the opinion that if you can check so much about your life on your smartphone or device why can’t you check your own health?