As the government closes its consultation on its Women’s Health Strategy this week,
one if its key priorities is to improve the quality and accessibility of information
and education on women’s health.
Mirroring this ethos, leaders in health technology for patient empowerment, Cognitant
Group, has partnered with some of the most established women’s health charities and
independent healthcare providers to ensure that people have access to the right
information, at the right time, in a format that is useful to them.
Through their Healthinote platform, health and care professionals can access and
share content extracted from a host of legitimate and trustworthy sources, to provide
an information prescription to their patients.
Cognitant has now partnered with nearly 15 well-known charities and independent
healthcare providers, including MSI Reproductive Choices, the Fertility Network, the
Miscarriage Association, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and a number of heart
disease and cancer charities to enhance the quality of the information prescriptions for
This content will complement the existing information available in Healthinote,
sourced from the NHS A-to-Z catalogue, over 600 Health and Care videos from NHSX
and a library of Orcha approved apps.
Dr Juhi Tandon, co-founder and Clinical Director at Cognitant, said:
“The pressure on GP practices is greater than ever before and Healthinote allows them
to provide trustworthy information from reliable sources directly to the patient – in an
easy and efficient way. By partnering with notable organisations, we have a wider pool
of materials to provide to people, saving time and avoiding confusion.
“One of our main ambitions is to address and tackle health literacy barriers that
otherwise prevent people from fully understanding their health and we deliver
information in a variety of formats ensuring we address health inequalities and reach
people from diverse backgrounds.”
Healthinote’s information prescription can be sent by email, text or QR code, directly
from GP practices, secondary care and outpatient clinics. It signposts the patient to an
amalgamated list of resources, providing a rich and personalised package of
information which is accessible at any time. This information is pulled together from a
library of resources – in either plain English text, audio, visual or engaging and
interactive 2D/3D animations and virtual reality formats – at the click of a button.
Content will also be introduced in multiple languages.
Angela Keane, NHS Engagement Manager at MSI Reproductive Choices UK,
“Our MSI UK digital team works very hard to make sure patients and healthcare
professionals, including GPs, find the right information online about sexual health
services such as termination of pregnancy and contraception. That’s why we are
delighted to be partnering with Healthinote, as it means we can provide accurate
information for people at the point of need. If health information is more accessible,
,memorable and impactful, patients can make more informed decisions about their
Healthinote is free to access for health and care professionals and patients through
www.healthinote.com or the Healthinote App, available on the Apple or Googleplay
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