Wraparound IBD care pathway for enhanced patient outcomes
5 Jan 2023
BIOHIT HealthCare has partnered with Celltrion Healthcare UK Ltd to provide point-of-care assays for the Celltrion Connect Dedicated Homecare Service, designed to seamlessly support patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their healthcare providers.
The company will be supplying the Preventis SmarTest Calprotectin Home test – a digital self-test system that combines a faecal calprotectin test with a smartphone app to help patients to monitor their condition in the comfort of their home.
The service has been set up in response to NHS demands and offers a 360 degree care package to support IBD patients who have been prescribed RemsimaSC (infliximab). It also provides ongoing education and support from fully dedicated, experienced, specialist nurses to ensure patients get the most from their medication and achieve the best possible outcomes while on this therapy, along with high-quality prescription management, dispensing and delivery services.
As part of the care initiative, the SmarTest rapid lateral flow device will be delivered to patients three times a year for instantaneous snapshots of their disease. A quantitative measurement of faecal calprotectin levels and assessment of disease activity via patient-reported symptoms are recorded using the app. Results are automatically sent to the patient’s clinical team within the associated healthcare organisation, so that clinicians can monitor their patients’ conditions remotely with confidence.
Graham Johnson, Managing Director at BIOHIT Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to support the Celltrion Connect programme with SmarTest, an intuitive self-test that is ideally suited to this model of care to truly benefit IBD patient management and outcomes.”
Matt Eddleston, Commercial and Operations Director at Celltrion Healthcare UK Ltd, added: “The partnership with BIOHIT to provide SmarTest is another example of Celltrion Healthcare’s patient centricity, and reflects our desire to truly create value for all the customers we serve.”