MONITORING PATIENTS AT HOME

Helping patients stay at home

Healthcare solutions

Working closely with the front line

Our technology enables healthcare providers to adopt new ways of delivering out of hospital care, improving efficiency, quality and outcomes while monitoring patients at home.

We are dedicated to improving the quality of patients’ lives. We do this by enabling clinicians and carers to get it right first time.

The step-change in clinical productivity provides a virtual increase in capacity, enabling the health system to look after more patients and deliver better outcomes. In Liverpool, prior to the pandemic, the monitoring hub reached a ratio of one monitoring nurse to around 300 patients.  During the pandemic the ratio rose to over 1:400.

In primary care, Docobo’s solutions reduce GP and practice workload.  Monitoring and communicating with patients at home and in care homes is reducing visits to care homes, reducing demand for GP appointments and enabling timely interventions through proactive care.

For hospitals, unplanned and unnecessary admissions are avoided in primary care.  Frequent observations enable problems to be identified straight away and pro-actively nipped in the bud.  ‘Supported Discharge’ enables clinicians to physically discharge patients and monitor them in virtual wards prior to clinical discharge back to primary care, reducing length of stay and the number of re-admissions.

Both help to reduce the load on hospitals, improve patient flow and optimise capacity, especially important to help reduce the pandemic back-log.

Our proven and interoperable digital solutions enable patients to stay in their own homes or residential homes, enhancing quality of life and care. We support patients in receiving out of hospital care and with the management of their long-term conditions – the fundamental driver of rising demand – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Most recently we’ve supported clinicians monitoring patients at home, working on  COVID-19 Virtual Wards and the national COVID Oximetry at Home programme.

The steps to transformation

1

Identify

  • Patients for monitoring
  • High risk
  • High cost
  • High intensity service users
  • Most complex/co-morbid
  • By condition, e.g. with an elevated risk of CVD (for proactive care)
  • Create cohorts
  • Include social care and mental health criteria
  • Create the business case
2

Act

  • Enrol and monitor
  • Manage co-morbidity
  • Intervene early
  • Prevent emergencies
  • Provide educational material and videos
  • Make coaching calls, encourage improved lifestyles
  • Escalate when necessary
  • Reduce load on GPs, ambulance, community nursing and A&E
3

Track

  • Predicted gain versus actual gain (health and social care)
  • Return on investment
  • Impact on patient health
  • Shift in activity across sectors. Note: evaluation reporting is monthly – enables adjustment ‘on-the-go’
  • Fact-based decisions
  • Continuous improvement
  • Management information and evidence

Our solutions

Monitoring patients at home

Helping patients stay at home

Population health intelligence

Reducing inequalities and optimising care

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Next steps

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