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The challenge

The Portsmouth Severe Asthma Service, of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, were looking to develop a digital educational programme that would help support patients with uncontrolled asthma, supporting the patients before and after education sessions with their multi disciplinary teams.

The solution

Cognitant followed a co-creation process with respiratory specialists and patients to develop a programme that would help patients to improve their current asthma control, and empower them to better self-manage their condition.

The programme gives patients access to seven short and easy-to-understand videos on the following subjects:

  • Understanding asthma
  • Healthy breathing
  • Diet
  • Managing asthma
  • Triggers
  • Asthma medicines
  • Emotions

The progamme also includes:

  • short quizzes (or ‘microlearning’) with gamification and rewards (think ‘Duolingo’, but as a small-scale pilot for people with asthma)
  • access to further online support from reliable sources

This forms part of the pioneering ‘ESMENA’ programme, set up by a pioneering multi-disciplinary team at the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

The results

Launched recently, this programme is being used to support patients before and after education sessions with their multi disciplinary teams.

Across a 12 month study, the impact of this programme on unscheduled healthcare utilisation will be measured, including measures of engagement, uptake and the impact on retention and recall of information.

For more information on this or other programmes developed by Cognitant, book a demo.

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