Your Health Companion is a free, digital app that allows lung cancer patients to keep track of their symptoms, quality of life, experience of care and costs in one central, secure place and gives health care professionals useful insight and understanding.
When treating a patient, knowing what impact the disease is having on their life is essential if you are to provide the best care possible. The Companion works like a private diary, that enables patients to keep an accurate record in one place, across time, of their symptoms, quality of life, costs and experience of care. This helps improve nurse-patient communication and enables clinicians to view accurate patient information quickly and concisely to help shorten consultation times, improve clinical decision making and thus provide better care.
By encouraging patients to use Your Health Companion, you will also help drive advancements in treatments and medicines as the data entered provides, valuable real-world evidence: what it is really like living with the disease.
The Health Companion is a valuable tool that collects data on Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), now seen as essential for improving all research. Your Health Companion uses validated tools to monitor symptoms and quality of life, including EQ5D, FACTG7, GAD2, etc. These PROMs provide insight into symptoms such as cough, fatigue, dyspnea. Providing accurate, real-time data that can help inform breakthroughs in service delivery, cancer care and treatment.
If you are a Mesothelioma Nurse or a member of LCNUK, you could have access to the data that is being collected via Your Health Companion for your own research. Contact Catherine@health-companion.me to find out more.
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Ways to get Your Health Companion
Healthcare professionals can get a demo version of Your Health Companion.
First, go to www.health-companion.me and complete the form to request a login.
Once you receive your login:
📱 Download the app: press this link to your app store to download or search for “Your Health Companion” in the app store or scan the QR code
🖥️ Login on your computer desktop: Go to www.health-companion.me/get-your-health-companion