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.
Our innovative app that helps warfarin patients to self-test and stay fully connected to their care teams has recently been approved by NHS Digital to join the NHS App Library, alongside a range of patient health care apps.
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 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.
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.
The technology exists for patients to obtain an accurate INR reading themselves, but can clinicians support it?