Our partner, Careology, claims award for cancer care app for hospital patients

Careology, Nuffield Health’s partner in a pilot to provide patients undergoing cancer treatment with support through a new app, has won the award for ‘Excellence in Supporting Patients and Healthcare Teams’ at the Forward Healthcare Awards 2022.

Back in February, we entered an exciting new partnership with Careology to pilot digital cancer care technology with patients undergoing treatment.

By using the Careology app, patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital were connected and in control of monitoring their health, including symptoms, vital signs and wellbeing measures. This supports improving health outcomes.

In the Forward Healthcare Awards, the judges stated: 

  • Careology proactively designed the digital solution so that nurses and patients could gain the most amount of benefit from the technology and it is now being used by the lead nurse 97% of the time. 
  • Feedback from nurses and patients has been collected throughout the pilot and fed into the agile development process with incremental changes made. For example, patients said that they were forgetting to make updates, so push notifications were created and app engagement increased by 12%.
  • Staff at Nuffield Health called the solution “hugely beneficial” and patient feedback termed it “brilliant”.

David Richardson, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital said: “We are delighted that this award recognises the positive impact our partnership with Careology is making to patients at our hospital.

“We are committed to providing our patients with the latest technologies and we are excited to see how the piloting of this technology and partnership with Careology progresses.

“People undergoing cancer treatment have many different experiences and we hope using this Careology app will provide them with extra support and knowledge so they can understand their treatment pathway.”

Paul Landau, Careology Founder and CEO comments: “We’re over the moon to have won this award for our work with Nuffield Health.

“It truly is a testament to the passion and dedication of the Careology team and the focus and determination of Nuffield Health. 

“We have been incredibly impressed by Nuffield Health’s proactive approach and its commitment to moving into the new digital age in healthcare.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Nuffield Health as we deliver our mission to transform traditional cancer care.”

To read more about the partnership between Nuffield Health and Careology, please read here.

Last updated Tuesday 29 November 2022

First published on Tuesday 29 November 2022