Cromwell Hospital and Vinehealth partner to personalise cancer patient care at home

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Vinehealth, the leading digital cancer support platform, and Cromwell Hospital, part of Bupa, have partnered to extend patients’ personalised care during clinic visits to their day-to-day lives.

This new partnership follows a successful pilot of Vinehealth at the Cromwell Hospital Breast Clinic.

Patients attending the Cromwell Hospital, a leading London hospital renowned for being the first

to invest in leading-edge equipment and cancer services, will be invited to use the Vinehealth cancer companion app on their smartphones to track and manage medications, appointments, symptoms and how they are feeling, between clinic visits. 

The partnership follows a successful pilot with the hospital’s The Breast Clinic led by its director and oncoplastic breast surgeon, Giles Davies.

Vinehealth App

Giles Davies, Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and Director of Breast Surgery at Cromwell Hospital, said:

At Cromwell Hospital, we always look for ways to improve the care we offer our patients during their cancer treatment. We know how difficult this time is for them, so we must take steps to support them even when they’re at home. 

We are pleased to partner with the Vinehealth cancer companion app as it allows our patients to feel closer to their care team and clinicians when they’re not in the hospital. It also allows us to monitor their symptoms and offers help when needed.

It’s a hugely valuable tool for us, and we hope patients will benefit from the partnership.

Personalised, digital cancer support at home

The partnership with Vinehealth, which will initially focus on breast, head and neck, colorectal, and hepatobiliary cancers, uses innovative digital health technology to deliver high-quality, personalised care that empowers cancer patients to self-manage, feel more in control and more connected to their cancer care team throughout their treatment.

Oncologists and nurses at the Cromwell Hospital can view, via the VinehealthPRO clinician dashboard, how their patients are doing between appointments in real-time. Clinicians can get in touch with patients remotely to offer support and guidance to them.

Using the Vinehealth app, cancer patients can easily track, manage, and understand their symptoms and medications and the lifestyle factors that could impact their condition. Patients also record how they are feeling and any symptoms they are experiencing day to day.

Patients are also encouraged to complete objective, clinically validated electronic Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (ePROMs) questionnaires providing insight into a patient’s lived experience during their cancer treatment. 

The clinical teams at the Cromwell Hospital can see patient-reported data such as symptoms, medication adherence, and ePROMs via the VinehealthPRO clinical dashboard. Clinicians can remotely intervene to guide patients where needed, for instance, to help manage pain, tailor an exercise programme, and support mental health and wellbeing. 

Vinehealth co-founders, Rayna Patel and Georgina Kirby, 2023
Vinehealth co-founders, Rayna Patel and Georgina Kirby, 2023

Rayna Patel, CEO & Co-Founder of Vinehealth, said:

Vinehealth is absolutely delighted to be extending our partnership with Cromwell Hospital, whose goals are so closely aligned with our own. We are passionate about the opportunity for personalised digital healthcare to improve the lives of people with cancer.

We’re excited to see that the impressive results and benefits that Vinehealth achieved working with The Breast Clinic will now be available to patients’ undergoing treatment through three additional cancer pathways: head and neck, colorectal, and hepatobiliary.

We are absolutely delighted to be extending and cementing a wider partnership with Cromwell Hospital.

You can read the previous article, where Startupreporter announced the Vinehealth seed funding of $5.5 in 2021.