As many as one in three people with IBD were under 21 when first diagnosed. Living with a chronic condition can have both an emotional and practical impact on life. Patients are likely to see their GP and their hospital IBD team quite regularly. It’s recommended to build up a good relationship with them, as that can make seeking and receiving treatment less stressful process. IBD Care is the first disease area element of Ampersand+Ampersand’s Health Suite. It enables patient care and engagement to thrive beyond the walls of the hospital. The app is secure, robust and user-friendly and facilitates secure communication between doctors and patients.
My IBD Care supports learning by enabling patients to find out more about their condition, hospital and doctors. Additionally, it enables fast and secure appointment booking with reminders and notifications. The in-app PROM questionnaires allows patients to easily and securely update their care team on their symptoms whose bulk of administrative burden is eased up. The app acts as a companion to patients as it gives them a 360 degree view of their condition including past, present and future appointments as well as a recording of the progression of their symptoms throughout their journey.
Developed as a clinician-led co-creation initiative, IBD Care facilitates the frequency of symptoms recording which in turn allows early intervention and reduces work-up time in advance of appointments. The app also provides for medication reminders, signposting and sharing patient records.
The app is compatible with iOS 9+ and is available on the app store. New features and releases will happen frequently as Ampersand updates the app to meet the demands of an increasingly digital NHS.
Clincians and administrators have access to a secure cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) which serves as a Content Management System. Patient data is layed out in a dashboard that that gives insights into individual and overall patient outcomes against specific care pathways.
The app is compatible with Android 6+ and is available on Google Play. New features and releases will happen frequently as Ampersand updates the app to meet the demands of an increasingly digital NHS.