Cognitant and Versus Arthritis have teamed as much as enhance entry to data, recommendation and instruments for sufferers with musculoskeletal situations.
Cognitant’s affected person platform Healthinote will now host a complete collection of Versus Arthritis’ assets, together with well being data, train movies and assist providers.
The platform is already built-in with greater than 3,000 GP practices, enabling clinicians to seamlessly prescribe the digital contents to their sufferers.
Dr Alice Wooden, GP and scientific director at Cognitant, stated: “With digital prescriptions, GPs will be assured they’re providing sufferers the fullest vary of efficient interventions to select from.”
These digital well being data prescriptions will help to alleviate the stress on GPs whereas additionally rising the worth of every scientific interplay.
As well as, as Healthinote is built-in with eConsult, a digital triage and reserving system, sufferers can entry the assets prematurely of their first appointment. Cognitant believes this may assist enhance the standard of consultations in addition to personalise care plans.
Wooden continued: “Referrals for surgical procedure for arthritic situations are a few of the highest within the nation, and make up the biggest proportion of two-year waiters.
“Having instruments to assist sufferers handle their situation throughout this wait time is important, so their situation doesn’t deteriorate. We’re delighted to be working with Versus Arthritis to convey these instruments to sufferers, to assist them perceive their MSK situations, and really feel assured to take an lively position of their restoration.”
The content material relies on the most recent proof and is offered in a number of codecs and languages to make sure it’s accessible to a large cohort of sufferers.
Zoe Chivers, director of providers and influencing at Versus Arthritis, stated: “Providing a wider vary of remedy choices for individuals dwelling with arthritis will assist cut back the pressures on the NHS in the long term.
“We’re excited that, by this partnership with Cognitant, we will enhance entry to Versus Arthritis’ providers and make an enormous distinction to individuals’s lives, particularly these ready for surgical procedure.”
Again in October, the menopause app balance also teamed up with Cognitant’s health information prescription service Healthinote to permit evidence-based data on the menopause be prescribed by GPs.