Inhealthcare has been selected as an approved supplier of remote monitoring technologies to NHS and social care organisations across England.
The company will help providers to deliver safe, convenient and compassionate care to people with COVID-19 or long-term conditions who are living independently or in care homes.
Inhealthcare, part of InTechnology plc, won a place on the Spark system, which is designed to streamline the procurement process for commissioners in England.
The company passed the NHSX selection process with flying colours in a field that narrowed from 400 potential suppliers to just 39.
As part of the COVID-19 response, Inhealthcare is rolling out national digital health services in Scotland and Northern Ireland to deliver care outside of traditional settings.
The company pioneered the development of remote monitoring technologies in the UK and has delivered more than 100 services in partnership with doctors and nurses.
Bryn Sage, chief executive of Inhealthcare, said:
“We are delighted to join the Spark dynamic procurement system and look forward to helping more people receive care at home in England.
“The selection process was very rigorous and NHS organisations can have full confidence in the expertise of the chosen suppliers.
“We empower people to monitor their own health and wellbeing at home under the remote care of clinicians, reassuring individuals during a time of anxiety.
“We minimise the need for people to physically attend routine outpatient appointments, protecting patients and professionals against the risk of COVID-19 infection.
“And we enable the NHS to focus its resources on individuals who need the most care, creating extra capacity within the health and care system at a critical time.”
Inhealthcare’s services are safe, secure and easy to use. They offer patients a choice of different communication channels including mobile app, desktop programme, voice assistant, SMS text message or landline telephone. Clinicians access patient data through an advanced clinical dashboard with detailed case history.
Inhealthcare’s services are fully integrated with all major NHS primary and secondary care software systems. Providers can use the company’s unique Toolkit to quickly develop and deliver care pathways, according to local need.
Inhealthcare’s platform is hosted by AWS. Amazon’s chief technology officer has cited Inhealthcare as an example of best practice in the use of automated telephony in healthcare.
InTechnology plc is a financially strong group of companies based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, founded by the award-winning entrepreneur Peter Wilkinson.
The Spark Dynamic Purchasing System is run by Crown Commercial Services and aims to support NHS organisations with the procurement of remote monitoring solutions.
"We empower people to monitor their own health and wellbeing at home under the remote care of clinicians, reassuring individuals during a time of anxiety.
We minimise the need for people to physically attend routine outpatient appointments, protecting patients and professionals against the risk of COVID-19 infection."