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INR Self-testing

By Amy Frith, Inhealthcare Added 19th September, 2019

Manage clinic capacity and reduce strokes with self-testing for warfarin patients.


Patients can relay readings back to their nurse via a communication method of their choice. If patients choose to use the My Inhealthcare app, the app connects to the Bluetooth Roche CoaguChek INRange, meaning readings populate automatically within the app.

Integration into 4S DAWNThe readings feed into decision support software including 4S DAWN where the next dose is calculated. Patients are then automatically sent their next warfarin dose and date and time of next test via their communication channel of choice. All readings are fed directly into leading GP systems.

GP system integrationIf readings fall outside of pre-determined clinical parameters, alerts can be generated to the appropriate NHS team. The GP is able to refer the patient onto the service directly through the patient record, removing the need to log onto multiple systems.

As part of the service, all patients are provided with a self-testing device. Our service also works for patients that already own a self-testing device.

Who uses the service?Inhealthcare is the UK's leading provider of self-testing for warfarin patients, with services live at County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, Berkshire Community Healthcare, Ilkley Moore Medical Practice, Medway Community Care, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. 

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