Partnership provides patients with Careology’s leading digital technology
Careology and Nuffield Health have partnered in a pilot to provide patients undergoing cancer treatment with support through the use of digital cancer care technology.
By using the Careology app, up to 50 patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital will be connected and in control of monitoring their health including symptoms, vital signs, and wellbeing measures.
The initial deployment of the app started on 14 February and the ‘virtual ward’ view in Careology Professional enables nurses, pharmacists, and clinicians to provide a more-personalised and connected patient experience.
Digital cancer care is playing an increasingly-important role in better supporting people during and after their treatment.
Hospitals and cancer care teams receive real-time insights through patient-reported data and clinical questionnaires, such as holistic needs assessments. This supports improving health outcomes.
Paul Landau, founder and chief executive, said: “Nuffield Health is a leading independent health and wellbeing provider with an excellent reputation for providing an outstanding patient experience.
“This mirrors our approach at Careology, putting the patient at the centre of our technology.
“We have been incredibly impressed by Nuffield Health’s pro-active approach and its commitment to moving into the new digital age in healthcare and we are looking forward to closely collaborating as we deliver on our mission to create more ‘up days’ for everyone living and dealing with cancer.”
Elisa Mills, interim quality lead for cancer services at Nuffield Health, adds: “Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be an incredibly-daunting and worrying experience for anyone.
Using digital cancer care to better support our patients while they are at home, paired with comprehensive remote monitoring from our specialist cancer teams, will significantly enhance how we communicate with patients and enable us to personalise their experience
“Our approach at Nuffield Health is to go out of our way to ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible during, and after, their treatment.
“That’s why our pilot at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital and partnership with Careology is so exciting.
“Using digital cancer care to better support our patients while they are at home, paired with comprehensive remote monitoring from our specialist cancer teams, will significantly enhance how we communicate with patients and enable us to personalise their experience.
“We believe this has the potential to provide a new standard of patient support in cancer care.”
And, commenting on the future role if digital solutions in health and care services, Steve Winton, head of digital services at Nuffield Health, said: “We understand the important role digital technology plays in healthcare.
“Providing greater visibility through ‘virtual wards’ supports how complex conditions, like cancer, are treated most effectively.
“We believe the digital cancer care technology Careology provides is truly best in class and will help us to better support our patients, clinical colleagues, and hospitals.”