Activate Your Heart
We worked with the NHS to produce a web based Cardiac Rehabilitation programme for patients.
Activate Your Heart was devised to help people who’ve had a recent cardiac event manage their condition effectively via an online programme. The project team included cardiac rehab specialists at University Hospitals Leicester and a patient group who had real life experience of cardiac rehabilitation.
We produced a bespoke platform with a new brand and interface designed around the rehab programme that put the patients in the driving seat. The result was an efficient and enjoyable interface that received universally positive feedback, thanks in part to the involvement of the patients throughout the design process.
We also had to ensure we collected robust, secure data for use in research as well as developing the system in a flexible way so it could be licensed to other Trusts using the same platform. A secure back end administration system was built for the healthcare professionals to manage their patients through the programme.
The project was a Nursing Times Awards finalist and has gone from strength to strength helping a number patients manage their condition. The success hasn’t gone unnoticed as AYH is now offered by a number of Trusts throughout the UK.
The team at Hark 2 have been a pleasure to work with, they are thoughtful and constantly consider the needs of the customer. Importantly for us, they made a significant contribution to how the site works and were full of ideas to give us a much better product.
The platform has since been repurposed for pulmonary rehabilitation with a modified version called Space For COPD that builds on the success of AYH with a programme tailored to patients with COPD.