Cemplicity is proud to be working with the Integrated Care System ‘Healthier Together’ – a partnership between health and care organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and Gloucestershire – to bring real-time symptom tracking of Long Covid patients to every member of the rehabilitation journey.

Long Covid has been identified as a syndrome that affects people in many various ways, but it’s very much still unknown to health professionals, given its recent emergence into the medical world. The ability to capture patients’ symptoms and data through Cemplicity’s platform will collect as much data as possible to provide intelligence into this relatively unknown condition.

Long Covid is defined as: Signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with COVID-19 which continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis. The condition usually presents with clusters of symptoms, often overlapping, which may change over time and can affect any system within the body. Many people with Long Covid syndrome can also experience generalised pain, fatigue, persisting high temperature and psychiatric problems. Long Covid syndrome may be considered before 12 weeks while the possibility of an alternative underlying disease is also being assessed.

Developed by multidisciplinary-rehabilitation teams from Leeds, Airedale and Hull NHS Trusts, COVID-19 Yorkshire Rehabilitation Screening (C19-YRS) is a symptom tracking tool for Long Covid patients.

C19-YRS has been recommended for routine use by NHS England in their National Guidance for post-COVID syndrome assessment and has been recognised by NICE in their rapid guidelines for managing the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Specifically, the Long Covid symptom tracking tool will:

  1. Reach more patients and efficiently gather meaningful data
  2. Track patients’ symptoms in real-time and receive customisable alerts
  3. Integrate with existing clinical data for depth and insight
  4. Secure, tailored multidisciplinary reporting in real-time
  5. Aggregated data for service pathway improvement and academic research
  6. Receive validated PROMs
  7. Focus on patient stories to further support patient-driven outcomes

Over time this amounts to greater understanding of Long Covid patients’ rehabilitation journey, and more data across more disciplines which increases forecasting ability for expected reactions and outcomes.