Ampersand Well being to launch new dermatology app for sufferers
Ampersand Well being is launching a brand new dermatology app for sufferers, the most recent in a sequence of disease-specific cellular apps geared toward prolonging durations of remission for a spread of long-term inflammatory situations similar to Inflammatory Bowel Illness (IBD) and Inflammatory Arthritis.
The Ampersand Well being platform helps hospitals to ship safer, proactive and extra personalised care to sufferers with continual situations. The distant monitoring platform is complemented by the apps, which encourage sufferers to self-manage their situation.
Ampersand Health’s clinician platform is ready to alert healthcare professionals to sufferers who’re susceptible to a flare, in addition to those that will not be following their care plan remedy. This permits them to focus on care to sufferers based mostly on want, and maintain those that are effectively, out of hospital, growing capability.
The app-based behavioural therapeutics use behavioural and knowledge science, cognitive behavioural remedy (CBT) and act and dedication remedy (ACT) to assist handle signs similar to ache, fatigue, sleeplessness and anxiousness that some sufferers expertise.
The apps will also be utilized by sufferers to assist handle their situations, by means of the monitoring of appointments and drugs, in addition to physiological, social and psychological standing.
As well as, Ampersand Well being has additionally created an out-of-app neighborhood for sufferers. This contains clinician- and expert-led month-to-month free webinars, in addition to digital social meetups with different folks residing with their situation.
Nader Alaghband, CEO and co-founder of Ampersand Well being, stated: “The unpredictable nature of ailments like Crohn’s, psoriasis and arthritis creates challenges for medical doctors, sufferers and circles of care round them.
“By predicting flare earlier and introducing personalised behavioural interventions earlier, we are able to flatten the relapse/remission cycle and so assist sufferers stay happier, more healthy and extra empowered lives. The by-product – extra environment friendly allocation of scarce scientific sources – is very related as well being programs search to bounce again from the pandemic.”
Ampersand Well being is gearing up for its Sequence A increase later this yr, following which they intend to launch within the US market and spend money on analysis and growth to catalyse its work on flare prediction.
The corporate was a part of the 4th DigitalHealth.London’s accelerator programme, which just lately opened functions for its seventh programme.