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Innovate Healthier Together June lunch and learn


An update from the Innovate Healthier Together Programme.

Photographs of the June lunch and learn speakers.

This month’s lunch and learn session was hosted by Tim Keen, Associate Director of Strategy, Clinical Strategy and Partnerships at North Bristol Trust. Jane Stokes, Head of Customer Success at Mymhealth discussed the systemic factors influencing health-related behaviours and how innovation can promote healthier lifestyles.

Mymhealth is a web based platform supporting the four main long term conditions:

  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease

Interventions that are delivered through the app include rehabilitation, education, remote patient management, medicines management and self-management.

Mymhealth shared that the success to the deployment of the app is a result of the engagement of the clinical services and pathways.

Jane shared some examples of where Mymhealth have worked with Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System on the Living Well with COPD service where MyCOPD and MyHeart apps are offered to patients who have a diagnosis with COPD across Bristol, North Somerst and South Gloucestershire. The aim of this offer is to encourage patients to self manage their condition and present to A&E when they require this service.  Since 1 March, 12133 patients have been offered the app and the uptake so far has been 18%.

Questions raised included how we address inequalities when deploying an app to patients who may not have access to or be able to use technology or whose first language isn’t English. Mymhealth use digital health advisors to personally approach patients to promote the app and to support their patients to use the app including linking them in with local support services for example Caafi Health in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who provide a translation service and with local libraries.

Watch the recording of the lunch and learn session