Private practice app monitors its Covid patients

The London General Practice has partnered with digital cancer care company Careology to launch ‘Careology Connect’, a platform allowing clinicians to remotely monitor their patients’ Covid-19 symptoms in real-time and intervene if medical attention is required.

Available on iOS in the App Store and Android, the mobile app connects with leading Bluetooth wearable devices to automatically record users’ temperature, heart rate, weight and activity levels. 

Users can also log and track the progression of their Covid-19 symptoms and oxygen saturation, alerting the London General Practice in Harley Street when symptoms are severe enough to warrant further medical attention. 

For many people, periods of self-isolation and social distancing can impact their mental health and overall well-being. Careology Connect helps users track their mood and encourages users to share their status with remote family and friends.

London General Practice managing director Richard Pisarski 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.

Richard Pisarski

‘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. 

‘Our patients log and score their symptoms as they progress and if there are any issues, they are then flagged to our doctors through the Careology Professional dashboard. 

‘This dashboard shows their patients’ health information in real time and enables us to proactively intervene if needed. Careology Connect adds to our suite of tools used to provide flexible, personal care to patients which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.’

Careology founder Paul Landau 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. 

‘We believe tech-enabled individual self-management paired with remote monitoring plays a key role as we navigate how to live with Coronavirus.’