Cardihab has been selected for a global program from Amazon Web Services (AWS), supporting organisations that are developing solutions to advance health equity.
Cardihab will receive computing credits and technical expertise from Amazon Web Services which will be used to further facilitate its digital cardiac rehabilitation platform. Cardihab's digital programs are designed to help ensure the significant proportion of marginalised patients that should participate in cardiac rehabilitation but cannot due to common barriers—such as lack of transport, time constraints, competing work/life commitments, psychosocial factors etc— will have an alternative pathway to participation.
Through the program, AWS offers AWS credits and customised technical expertise to selected organisations around the world that want to use AWS services to improve health outcomes and health equity in any of the following areas:
1) increasing access to health services for underserved communities;
2) addressing social determinants of health;
3) leveraging data to promote more equitable and inclusive systems of care; and
4) advancing equity in diagnostics and screening
The support from AWS will advance Cardihab’s efforts to deliver more equitable access to care for those at risk of, or living with, cardiovascular disease (CVD).
In addition to delivering a high quality, flexible, guideline aligned cardiac rehabilitation program that can have a critical impact on patient outcomes, the Cardihab solution also establishes a dynamic dataset that includes observations, activity, medication and psychological metrics which are gained throughout the course of a rehab program.
Integration with wearable technology and objective measures entered by clinical staff create a comprehensive set of high-quality data that facilitates an AI supported feedback mechanism to personalise care for optimal outcomes. Data is mapped into FHIR resources for maximum interoperability.
“To be selected to be part of this program is a wonderful testament to the potential of the Cardihab solution to have an impact on how we deliver equitable patient care, and to improve patient outcomes in the future. Our strong data solution is a key component in ensuring robust insights and key metrics are harnessed in an incisive and adaptable way, to help build sustainable care pathways”, said Cardihab CEO Helen Souris.
“AWS believes individual health outcomes should not depend on socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or neighbourhood, “said Maggie Carter, Global Lead, Social Impact at AWS. “Cloud technology can be a force multiplier when it comes to addressing the inequities in global health that have been amplified by the pandemic. Through this program, we look forward to helping Cardihab and other organisations worldwide use AWS to advance health equity and improve health outcomes.”
To learn more about the AWS program, visit https://aws.amazon.com/health/health-equity.