Evergreen Life has announced the acquisition of Cievert, a company that focuses on making complex care pathways simple through digital tools.

Evergreen Life, established by former clinical pharmacist, Stephen Critchlow, aims to put people in control of their health and wellbeing to get the care they want. Through the acquisition and solution integration, the tools will be able to share clinical data between the patient, secondary care and primary care, for areas such as supporting self-care, clinical risk stratification, remote monitoring and population health.

The company’s vaccination platform Vaccess is the first product to benefit from the partnership – with clinical system integration for the primary and secondary care management system now available.

Its bespoke vaccination management system, both patient and clinician facing, automates eligibility checks for influenza as well as COVID-19 boosters, and allows patients to book, cancel, or reschedule their own vaccination appointment.

The company said to HTN: “Our fully customisable solution maintains patient anonymity and data security, whilst also helping to streamline the end-to-end vaccination process and therefore significantly reduce demand on GP phone lines during the busy winter period.”

Cievert, a company established in 2011 by former NHS radiographer, Chris Kennelly, has a history in focusing on the efficiency of complex clinical pathways in NHS hospitals across the UK. Their first software application is now used widely by cancer services across the country.

Mark Hindle, COO of Evergreen Life, commented: “We believe that people should be empowered to get the wellbeing and health that they want and be supported to get the care that they need. Cievert has a track record of using technology to help the NHS to improve access to care; managing referrals for cancer and other specialist treatments, managing thousands of vaccination bookings for sites across the UK and helping patients to be followed up remotely in the community with patient reported outcomes and assessments. By working together in this way, we can join up more parts of the health and care system around the person as part of our mission to deliver People Powered Health.

“Refreshingly, Chris and the team at Cievert have always focussed on patients as people and we have a shared ethos around connecting health and wellbeing data so that it both benefits the individual, the NHS, and the wider community.”

Chris Kennelly, CEO of Cievert, added: “We realised that Cievert and Evergreen Life shared a range of research interests, and we could deliver greater services to our customers, and ultimately patients, by being a single organisation.

“Our mission is to make routine healthcare a thing of the past, and by integrating with Evergreen technology we will be able to share clinical data between the patient, secondary care and primary care.”