A new digital platform is now in place across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight STP supporting remote care of patients with confirmed or suspected Covid. Procured and built as a partnership between Wessex AHSN and Hampshire and Isle of Wight STP, the Covid Oximetry @ Home service on the Inhealthcare platform helps healthcare staff and patients monitor symptoms, while maintaining social distancing and allowing patients to recover safely at home.
The service has been designed to support identification and management of patients at risk of deterioration. Patients with confirmed (or suspected) Covid are given an oximeter to monitor their oxygen saturation levels, and report these readings alongside other key systems on a regular basis to their healthcare team.
The NHS approved supplier, Inhealthcare, has been rolled-out across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Dorset ICS in primary, acute and out-of-hour care settings.
Local systems across Surrey, Sussex, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are also adopting the Inhealthcare platform for Covid Oximetry @ Home. The combined Wessex AHSN and Hampshire and Isle of Wight STP team have developed resources to help other areas launch Inhealthcare as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Wessex AHSN team, with the digital team from Hampshire and Isle of Wight STP, has developed a suite of resources to help teams using Inhealthcare to support their Covid Oximetry@ Home service.
Many of these documents, checklists and resources would also be useful for other digitally enabled remote monitoring projects.
The resource pack includes:
- Implementation guides for rolling out the Inhealthcare system
- Advice and support on the Covid Oximetry @ Home service
- Patient information leaflets
- User guides for the Inhealthcare platform
- A comprehensive information governance pack
- Details on the build and testing of the Covid Oximetry service
- Guidance on clinical safety risk assessment of Inhealthcare platform
All resources are shared on the NHS Futures Innovation Collaborative pages
Wessex AHSN has developed an introductory video exploring how the bespoke Inhealthcare platform supports Covid Oximetry @ Home.