Breaking down barriers? There’s an app for that!

When we were first developing CardMedic, we were fortunate to receive support from some incredible people to help us create our content. One of those people was Alix Lewer, CEO of Include, a charity dedicated to increasing awareness and improving … Read More

Breaking down language barriers in healthcare: a conversation with CardMedic’s Clinical Content Lead 

Around 1 in 10 people in the UK don’t speak English as their first language. Research by Healthwatch found that people who experience language barriers face problems at all points of their healthcare journey. Miscommunication between patients and healthcare workers … Read More

Blüm Health and CardMedic collaborate to develop a communication solution purpose-built for the NHS 

We’re thrilled to announce that CardMedic is partnering with software engineering and design company Blüm! Blüm specialises in software development and deployment, and supports pioneering companies with building high-quality, patient-centric digital health solutions that are readymade for healthcare and the … Read More

North East London Integrated Care System is set to reduce maternal health inequities with CardMedic

We are over the moon that North East London Integrated Care System (NEL) is now on board with us, having deployed CardMedic across its maternity services! Having published its maternity equity and equality strategy earlier this year, committing to the … Read More

Igniting change in healthcare: Dr Rachael Grimaldi joins the Ignite Health Accelerator 

We’re thrilled to announce that our very own Dr Rachael Grimaldi has been selected to join the Ignite Health Accelerator, an annual programme which stands as a beacon for female leaders shaping the future of healthcare.   The initiative supports women … Read More

Health literacy and its role in reducing health inequalities

What is health literacy? Health literacy refers to how well an individual can obtain, comprehend, and use health information and services to make informed decisions about their health. Don Nutbeam’s (2000) classification breaks health literacy down into three categories: functional, … Read More

CardMedic Health Equity

Equity, equality, and why understanding the difference is important in healthcare 

The terms health equity and health equality are often used interchangeably. However, their meanings and underlying principles are far more nuanced. To achieve optimal health outcomes for all, it’s important that we understand the difference.  Defining health equity and health … Read More

Nurse using CardMedic on a table to communicate with a patient with a language barrier

Bridging the communication divide and tackling health inequality

Effective communication plays a crucial role in delivering modern healthcare. In this interview with CardMedic’s CEO Dr Rachael Grimaldi, she discusses how tech can be used to improves aces to care for all patients. … Read More

Co-founder of CardMedic features on Oncology News Today podcast

‘This is a global problem with a global solution. I think that’s why we’ve seen so much traction across the NHS and internationally.’  Exciting news! We’re thrilled to announce that our very own Dr Rachael Grimaldi, Co-Founder and CEO of … Read More

A comparison of interpretation services for healthcare providers

Healthcare organisations rely on a number of interpretation options to provide safe care for patients. Often, the type used is dependent on what is most easily accessible to clinicians. In this blog we explore the different options available. … Read More