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When it comes to digital innovation in primary care, video calls have become the hot topic. However, there is a huge segment of patients who would benefit from more advanced digital practices, such as remote monitoring. These include elderly people with complex needs and comorbidities.
Technology such as the Feebris remote monitoring enables precision detection and monitoring in the community by empowering non-medics to use the best fit software and AI tools. Using wireless devices, a mobile app and IOT sensors that detect and respond to changes in a patient’s health, users can safely take a range of measurements such as blood pressure, heart rate and temperature and lung sounds. The information automatically uploads to a web portal, rather than relying on manual data inputting, minimising room for human error. The data could also feed directly into patient records.
Along with other information prompts, the app is designed to replicate key elements of the patient service offered at a GP surgery with greater speed, efficiency and ease. A post-examination summary and recommendations, evaluated against standardised clinical guidelines and a personal base line, remove subjectivity, increase clarity and consistency of health assessments. Information and data can be seamlessly shared between the community and healthcare system, enabling GPs to review their patients, dig deeper into check-ups and make clinical decisions based on facts. Proactive monitoring also helps to reduce hospital visits.
Elina Naydenova, founder of Feebris, the AI-powered software partnering with GPDQ’s service, said: “Another feature of our remote monitoring solutions are the advanced machine learning algorithms that support users in capturing the highest quality data. When taking a digital reading, the algorithms within the app can, for example, detect if the quality of the measurements is reliable and give real-time feedback, such as ‘place the thermometer closer to the forehead,’ or ‘make sure the radio is not playing whilst taking a stethoscope reading.’ Upskilling is a big part of adoption, but with the help of live feedback, users quickly learn how to use the software to get the high-quality readings GPs need.”
Check-up results are given a colour coded patient risk level with recommended next steps, supporting non-medical users in actioning referral recommendations. The platform also enables GPs to monitor whole care homes and prioritise patient care with greater efficiency and success.
Importantly, while interoperability is at the forefront of discussions about digital change, it can only be deployed successfully when the right information is available to access and share. GPDQ remote monitoring solutions are designed to give you the tools to extend your service beyond video consultations and reap the benefits of enhanced patient care.