Digital Cancer Care company, Careology has partnered with The London General Practice to launch ‘Careology Connect.’
The platform will allow clinicians to remotely monitor their patient’s COVID-19 symptoms in real-time and intervene if medical attention is needed.
WHY IT MATTERS
Official advice states that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate, restricting movement and contact with others.
The Careology Connect app removes uncertainties for patients about when to seek medical attention by enabling clinicians at The London General Practice (LGP) to remotely monitor COVID-19 symptoms.
The Careology Connect mobile app, connects with leading Bluetooth wearable devices to record users’ temperature, heart rate, weight, and activity levels.
Users can log and track the progression of their COVID-19 symptoms and oxygen saturation, alerting the London General Practice when symptoms are severe enough to warrant medical attention. Patients can also share this information with remote family and friends.
Careology also aims to ease the burden on the NHS by extending the use of Careology Connect to the general public.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
In July, Careology launched a remote monitoring platform for cancer care, allowing patients who are going through challenging treatment regimes to connect with their clinical team.
ON THE RECORD
Richard Pisarski, managing director at London General Practice said: “Our focus is to treat our patients as individuals, providing them with round the clock care when they need it most. During the coronavirus pandemic we have listened carefully to our patients needs and have created a solution to help better support them, whether they are at home or returning to the office.
“Our ‘Corona Safety Net’ offer combines clinical video-consultations with patient self-management. We send our patients equipment such as blood pressure monitors and Oxygen monitors through the post or by courier, and these vital signs can then be automatically synced with their Careology Connect mobile app."
Paul Landau, founder of Careology, said: “Earlier in the year, as coronavirus started to take grip, it became clear that our existing Digital Cancer Care technology could be used effectively to help everybody track and monitor any coronavirus symptoms - making it easy to share if things were improving or getting worse. It also allows people to manage any medication they are taking, keep notes, and even access relevant public health information. We thought it was important to launch Careology Connect as a free, stand-alone app, available to everyone."