Reduce non-elective admissions with our digital care home service
Increasingly, care homes are playing a vital role in helping the NHS to deal with mounting pressures and the growing demands of an ageing population. Inhealthcare has developed a digital care home service to enable care homes to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and reduce delayed transfer of care with confidence.
Our digital care home service coordinates the monitoring of blood pressure, temperature, weight, heart rate, C02, Sp02 and risk of undernutrition. Inhealthcare’s service can monitor residents with a variety of conditions including chronic heart failure, undernutrition, diabetes and atrial fibrillation. Our service acts as an early warning system, highlighting changes in health which may otherwise go unnoticed.
The digital care home service is currently underpinning NHS England’s Sheffield test bed, the Perfect Patient Pathway.
Staff can use the digital care home service by simply logging into a portal using a desktop or logging into our app on a tablet device. The data integrates directly into clinical systems including SystmOne and EMIS Web, meaning it can be accessed by NHS teams remotely. Staff can input resident’s readings directly into the portal using the app offline, without the need for a WiFi connection.
Our digital care home service can be used to intensively monitor patients discharged from hospital and data can be reviewed by NHS teams including an NHS 111 operator or a GP.
Our digital care home service works in four simple steps:
1) Each morning the designated care home contact receives an email outlining the tasks to complete that day.
2) Readings are collected by care home staff as part of their daily routine.
3) Readings are sent to a clinical hub to be assessed.
4) Readings integrate with clinical systems meaning that they can be accessed via the patient record by NHS teams including GP’s, dietitians or urgent care teams.
Our digital care home service is powered by our national digital health platform.
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The automated system offers great support to the dietitians and empowers the care home staff to take a more proactive approach to monitoring their increasing number of vulnerable residents. The residents and their families feel more supported too because the frequency of monitoring has been increased along with more timely reviews. To stop the service would be a backward step. We couldn’t go back to what we did before.Mandy Gilmore, head of dietetics at Southern Health and Social Care Trust.
Find out more about our digital care home service
Understand how County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust has improved nutritional care across the region.
Download our digital care home brochure to find out more and hear from our existing customers and patients.
Read how digital monitoring at Southern Health and Social Care Trust has improved care and reduced costs.
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- Improves the visibility of residents’ health
- Reduces non-elective admissions
- Coordinates working between care homes and the NHS
- Supports earlier hospital discharge and reduces delayed transfers of care