Health Navigator announces partnership with iPLATO Healthcare

Health Navigator has joined in a new partnership with iPLATO Healthcare to provide Proactive Health Coaching to the 15 million NHS patients across 1,650 GP practices in the UK who currently access support via iPLATO’s platform, myGPTM.

Health Navigator and iPLATO Healthcare recognise that caring for those with complex needs requires a partnership with patients over the longer-term rather than providing single, unconnected ‘episodes’ of care in a GP appointment setting or emergency admission. Following approval by the relevant CCG to fund Proactive Health Coaching, patients will be invited by their GP practice to enrol in tailored sessions. Holistic coaching will be delivered both face-to-face and over the phone at a time and place convenient to patients. This provides an increased sense of control by eliminating some of the barriers that are often present with shorter consultations with healthcare professionals such as GPs or emergency staff. This results in higher levels of engagement with patients.

Mike Lewis, Chairman of iPLATO Healthcare comments; “We are delighted to announce this new and exciting partnership with Health Navigator. With their proven health coaching programme and our successful track-record of introducing transformative interventions via our relationships with commissioners, CCGs and GPs, we believe we can make a real difference to those patients managing ongoing and complex health conditions. The prevalence of long-term conditions is on the increase, there are now 4 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes alone. Many patients suffering from long-term conditions struggle to manage their disease effectively and yo-yo in and out of hospital and GP settings. Transforming care via personalised health coaching offers obvious advantages to patients enabling many to live fulfilled and active lives, but it also benefits commissioners and tax payers by reducing pressure on the healthcare system. Over the past year we have seen the way that myGPTM has transformed access to primary care services for the 15m patients signed up to the platform – we are now very excited to see how this service can signpost those patients living with long-term conditions to tailored services to better manage their conditions.”

About iPLATO Healthcare
Established in 2006, iPLATO, is a London based health tech innovator. iPlato’s smart healthcare solutions, including myGPTM, improve patient access to diagnosis, care and medication. myGPTM currently connects over 15 million patients in partnership with thousands of clinicians spanning over 1,650 GP practices across the UK. The platform helps to speed up access to care and uptake of national screening programmes for patients, loved ones and their carers. Transforming access to primary care offers obvious advantages to patients, but it also benefits commissioners and tax payers by alleviating pressures on emergency services such as A&E departments.
iPLATO Healthcare is part of the DigitalHealth.london Accelerator Programme, to accelerate the adoption of digital innovations across health and care to improve outcomes and experience, and support a sustainable future NHS.
For more information visit: www.iplato.net & www.ilovemygp.com.