City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) has teamed up with Inhealthcare to deliver a digital health service in Hull to improve the quality of life of people living with long term conditions including heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The COPD and heart failure telehealth service empowers people to monitor and manage their conditions and offers different levels of support based on individual needs.
According to personal requirements, patients are equipped with a variety of devices such as a set of scales, blood pressure monitor, oxygen sensor and forehead thermometer.
Patients test themselves during their daily activities and relay the results via the communication channel of their choice – automated phone call, smartphone app or online portal – for assessment.
Any readings that fall outside a range agreed for them trigger an alert for healthcare professionals who can take the appropriate action.
The service offers a 3-6 month educational programme to enable people with long term conditions to become more independent and recognise their symptoms by enhancing their knowledge of their condition, avoiding hospital admission and improving their quality of life.
The Telehealth Service went live in March with more than 100 patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.