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Northamptonshire project wins HSJ Digital Award ‘Improving out of Hospital Care through Digital’


Northamptonshire system-wide remote monitoring project wins ‘Improving out of Hospital Care through Digital’ category at the HSJ Digital Awards

Docobo is proud to announce that a team made up of Integrated Care Northamptonshire, health and social care partners West Northamptonshire Council, North Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Docobo – has won the ‘Improving out of Hospital Care through Digital’ category at the inaugural HSJ Digital Awards.

The awards, which took place on 22nd June in Manchester, recognise outstanding contribution to healthcare and earning the opportunity to showcase their achievements on a national platform. The award was won for the collaborative project ‘Remote Monitoring in the community’. The project also received a ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the ‘Connecting Health and Social Care through Digital’ category.

The remote monitoring project has been developed to support people in care homes and in the community as part of the Integrated Care Northamptonshire’s Ageing Well programme.

Teams from West Northamptonshire Council, North Northamptonshire Council, and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have been working on the remote monitoring project with Docobo to roll out the technology across 11 care homes so far with a further 9 onboarded later this year.

One of the care homes using the technology with the Virtual Clinical Hub has reported the average number of GP same-day appointment requests being reduced from 15 per week to an average of 6 per week freeing up GPs’ time to care for those residents in greater need. Within the same care home, the number of ambulances being called out has also dropped from 60 per month to 8 per month.

Patients are monitored by a Virtual Clinical Hub Team using Docobo’s DOC@HOME platform. Carers or patients can enter vital signs and answer questions about their health onto a device, which is then automatically and securely sent to the clinical hub. Patients are monitored daily or three times a day depending on their clinical needs and whenever an anomaly is detected.

We are so proud to be a part of this amazing project and to see it get the recognition it merits for the wonderful benefits it brings to patients, residents, clinicians and remote monitoring users. Everything we do at Docobo is about improving out of Hospital Care, and helping people keep as well as possible, so we are delighted to see this recognised.’

Adrian FlowerdayMD of Docobo
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