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 collection of disease-specific cell apps aimed toward prolonging intervals of remission for a spread of long-term inflammatory circumstances equivalent 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 circumstances. 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 vulnerable to a flare, in addition to those that usually are not following their care plan therapy. This permits them to focus on care to sufferers based mostly on want, and preserve those that are properly, out of hospital, rising capability.

The app-based behavioural therapeutics use behavioural and information science, cognitive behavioural remedy (CBT) and act and dedication remedy (ACT) to assist handle signs equivalent to ache, fatigue, sleeplessness and nervousness that some sufferers expertise.

The apps may also be utilized by sufferers to assist handle their circumstances, by way 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 consists of clinician- and expert-led month-to-month free webinars, in addition to digital social meetups with different folks dwelling with their situation.

Nader Alaghband, CEO and co-founder of Ampersand Well being, mentioned: “The unpredictable nature of illnesses 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 reside happier, more healthy and extra empowered lives. The by-product – extra environment friendly allocation of scarce scientific sources – is particularly related as well being programs search to bounce again from the pandemic.”

Ampersand Well being is gearing up for its Sequence A elevate later this 12 months, following which they intend to launch within the US market and put money into analysis and improvement to catalyse its work on flare prediction.

The corporate was a part of the 4th DigitalHealth.London’s accelerator programme, which not too long ago opened functions for its seventh programme.