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COPD and heart failure

By Amy Frith, Inhealthcare Added 12th August, 2019

The COPD and heart failure services gathers patient readings including blood pressure, oxygen, temperature, weight, heart rate and C02.

About

Patients relay readings via a communication channel of their choice. The service means patients no longer have to attend routine GP appointments.

If readings fall out of range, a healthcare professional is alerted to take appropriate action.

All readings can be viewed in the patient record for authorised professionals to view.

Benefits

  • Improves clinical outcomes & reduces A&E admissions: Our evidence shows enhanced monitoring of the long-term condition has reduced hospital admissions
  • Increases clinic capacity: Home monitoring reduces face-to-face appointments, enabling clinicians to prioritise time with more complex patients
  • Improves patient satisfaction: The service is easy to use for patients of all technical abilities and patients do not have to take time out of their day to attend routine appointments

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