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Maximising Digital Opportunities in Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing
Did you know that 20% of women experience mental health problems during the perinatal period? Partners can also experience mental health problems during this time. Utilising digital solutions can support women, partners and families when experiencing perinatal mental health challenges.
YOURmeds is a digital monitored dosage system, supporting users to take their medicines as intended and so maintain their safety and independence, whilst ensuring they get the best clinical outcomes from their medicines.
Digital First Waiting List Validation
Healthcare Communications waiting list solution is currently supporting 23 trusts to rapidly communicate with patients about recommencing their treatment across elective care, outpatients and diagnostics. Taking a digital first, yet fully inclusive engagement approach, the platform will automatically switch to multi-channel options to reach patients who don’t or can’t access the digital communication. The solution empowers instant engagement, offering patients the option to self-select responses from their mobile, whilst avoiding long phone queue times, and with the analytics to immediately flag urgent patients for clinical review.
Pathpoint SurgiCare - Digital Elective Surgical Care Pathways
Pathpoint Surgicare is an interoperable cloud-based platform serving the full perioperative care pathway to tackle any waiting list backlog. Linking multidisciplinary caregivers, it is a central digital hub for remote pre-assessment and postoperative monitoring. Custom-designed workflows deliver all the assessment tools of the required surgical referral standards, as well as clinical triage, admission management, patient-reported and functional outcome measures, relevant national audit submission, clinical governance, and live data reporting.
ELAROS' C19-YRS is a digital version of the globally recognised and NHS England-recommended clinical tool, the 'C19-YRS', used for the remote assessment, triage and management of patients with persistent COVID symptoms. It has been recommended for routine use by NHS England in their National guidance for post-covid syndrome assessment clinics (April 2021). The original PDF version has been adopted by NHS clinics across the UK and the digital platform has been adopted by the Northern Care Alliance, Leeds Community Healthcare, Liverpool University Hospitals, and Airedale NHS Trusts since its public announcement in June 2021.
The ability to analyse the data collected by the NHS is critical to delivering high-quality healthcare, especially in mental health where the demand on services is increasing in an environment already stretched in terms of capacity and resource. Community mental health teams have rising caseloads, increasingly with complex mental health problems. Practitioners are prioritising managing risk with limited time to deliver recovery-based care which would support the journey back into appropriate primary care services.At a system, team or individual caseload level, MaST enables frontline staff, managers and clinicians to identify risks and issues and improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Thrive > Theatre Rooms In Virtual Environments
Thrive for Endoscopy is a software tool for the efficient planning of endoscopy lists that maximises the number of patients seen within existing resources. Using deeper analytics Thrive facilitates; prompt list start and finish times, efficient room utilisation, reduced turnaround times that helps to reduce overrunning.
The Volunteer Platform (WAHT Edition)
The Volunteer Platform (WAHT Edition) is a clinical trial management tool developed in partnership with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (WAHT) and Being Guided. The Platform (to be renamed) aimed to provide an interface between patients and research staff, simplifying practices to improve the experience of patients and staff participating in research.
Refero - Remote consultation to connect care providers, better support people at home
Refero connects clinical workforces to patients, other carers and citizens, quickly, simply and cost effectively. It has been proven to work across organisational boundaries and is now NHS approved and is designed to work with standard technology toolsets already used.
Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme
Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP) a three year national AHSN programme commissioned that aims to support mental health trusts test and scale interventions designed to improve safety in inpatient settings.
Optilume Drug Coated Balloon for the treatment of Urethral Stricture
The Optilume Drug Coated Balloon (DCB) procedure is an innovative treatment for urethral stricture in adult males >18 years old. It is novel compared to existing endoscopic standard of care as it incorporates urethral dilation, to widen the strictured area, with an anti-proliferative drug (Paclitaxel) which is delivered circumferentially along the strictured inner urethral wall to prevent the fibrotic tissue response associated with stricture recurrence. The procedure itself follows established practices for urethral stricture with the ability to be performed via direct endoscopic visualization under local anaesthesia in an outpatient setting.
Remote Patient Monitoring
Aparito is a med-tech company specialising in capturing patient generated data and digital endpoints remotely, with a specific expertise in decentralised/ hybrid studies. As a leading provider of mHealth and remote patient monitoring technology with specialist regulatory and clinical expertise, with our technology it is possible to capture Real-World Patient Data through a variety of sources. These include eQuestionnaires, videos, voice, pictures and wearable device integration.