reducing health inequalities for patients with additional communication needs

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

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

Busting common communication myths with Alix Lewer, CEO, Include 

It’s currently Disability History Month, which is running from 16th November – 16th December and this year’s theme is ‘Disability, Health and Wellbeing. As a result, we thought it was important to address how people living with a disability can struggle to access health and care services, resulting in health inequality. This is often due to additional communication needs. … Read More

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CardMedic Announces Expansion Across U.S. to Break Down Communication Barriers in Healthcare

We are very excited to announce our continued growth and expansion in the USA with a host of new wins and transformational partnerships.

We are now partnered with Nor-Lea Hospital District in New Mexico, marking our first contract with a rural healthcare provider. We’re also deployed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system and teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also partnered with Texas Medical Center Innovation, Scale Health, and MassChallenge, to bring more accessibility to patients and relief to healthcare workers in America. … Read More

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CardMedic healthcare content now available in Ukrainian translations

CardMedic’s purpose is to reduce health inequalities and to that end, it is a truly positive thing that the UK is welcoming of Ukrainian refugees. However, these displaced people who through no fault of their own, find themselves in a strange country, traumatised, and unable to communicate, are often in need of urgent healthcare. In fact, almost 3 in 4 people who were receiving regular care in Ukraine, have not been able to access it since arriving in the UK. … Read More

Inclusive communication tool aims to reduce health inequalities and remove communication barriers between healthcare staff and patients

As a senior anaesthetic registrar at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, naturally, I have a passion for ensuring patients are as comfortable as possible. During my maternity leave in the midst of a pandemic, I read an article that first sparked the realisation that everyday communication is taken for granted. The article was focused around a critically ill patient who was terrified because they could not understand what their clinician was saying through their PPE. … Read More

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CardMedic joins prestigious HealthTech accelerator at Texas Medical Centre

Just last week we returned from the most amazing trip to Texas Medical Centre Innovation, as part of its latest cohort of start-ups to join the prestigious TMC Innovation Accelerator for HealthTech. … Read More

Meet The Innovator: Dr Rachael Grimaldi’s exclusive interview with Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN

Dr Rachael Grimaldi sat down with Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for an exclusive interview, talking about the history of CardMedic, the concept, launch and how we’re now an award-winning digital health company and app … Read More

CardMedic CEO, Dr Rachael Grimaldi talks Pitchfest win on Digital Health Unplugged

It was a pleasure to feature on Digital Health’s popular Unplugged podcast to discuss how and why I founded CardMedic with my husband Tim in the height of the pandemic, and our journey with the company so far – Including our recent Pitchfest win! … Read More

Are trusts doing enough to assist patients with additional communication needs?

Additional communication needs can affect a person’s ability to access healthcare and worryingly over 25 per cent of trusts say they do not record patients’ communication needs on their record, therefore creating a gap in care. … Read More