The last session of the 4th Digital Rheumatology Day focused on a pitch competition for innovative digital solutions. Three companies were invited to present their 3-minute pitch videos and to convince the audience on how their solution can improve quality of care in Rheumatology for patients and their doctors. At the end of the contest, the application CONNECTPlus, co-designed with HCI and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust was selected as the most promising solution. HCI worked closely with specialist Rheumatology Nurse Rian Penford, Consultant Rheumatologist Dr Kirsten Mackay, and their patients to create an app that impressed the members of the scientific board by its great scalability and the impact it has already shown in clinical routine. Furthermore the presentation of the numerous features and benefits, and that this tool is not limited to rheumatology, was very convincing.
Please watch the winner video here:
Please find further information here:
https://www.hci.digital/case-studies/rheumatology-connect-app/ and https://www.hci.digital/products/features-and-functionality/