ROYALE HOME HEALTH PARTNERS WITH DEDALUS
A subsidiary of Royale Hayat Hospital in Kuwait, Royale Home Health has enabled remote home services and holistic clinical care with corporate mobility and home care solution.
This will ensure the continuum of care and the integration of health services at all phases of the patient journey. The innovative home care solution enables a personalized approach to care coordination, with a specialized and trained care team.
Features include the facilitation of integrated appointment scheduling with practitioner clinical documentation, geographic resource tracking and personalized health records that allow the patient to search for medical services as well as access their own clinical data. .
SOLENT NHS TRUST IS LIVE WITH SELF-SERVICE SEXUAL HEALTH
The UK’s Solent NHS Trust has put in place a system that will facilitate an integrated approach to the distance delivery of sexual health services.
Solent’s Personal Health Record (PHR), designed by healthcare IT provider Inform Health, aims to ease the pressure on clinics to book appointments through a phone system.
The first phase of the implementation will allow patients to book and modify their clinic appointments online, which will allow clinic staff to digitally triage patients to streamline service delivery.
Once all phases of implementation are complete, Solent will be able to use the system to facilitate patient access to repeat contraception, mail-in test kits, results and prescriptions. The PHR will also be used to anonymously notify partners who may be at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS FT WINS ASPIRING DIGITAL FUNDING OFFER
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT (GHT) will receive £ 6million in funding as part of the second wave of the Digital Aspirant program.
The funding will support its five-year digital strategy, which aims to increase confidence from a HIMSS rating of around 0.02 to Level 6 in five years.
Mark Hutchinson, Executive Director of Digital and Information at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our digital strategy defines the journey that began with the selection of Allscripts as an EPR partner. The pace at which we have been able to deploy and prove the benefits has dramatically improved levels of digital trust across the Trust. This will undoubtedly have played a big part in NHSX’s decision to give us a place in the Digital Aspirant program. “
“In addition to the infrastructure investments required to run an EPR, we have recruited people with the expertise to help us make significant changes at a steady pace. We are now able to seize the opportunities presented by digital transformation and consider our digital journey as a key tool to allow us to become an exceptional trust of the CQC and a future digital exemplar. Being part of the Digital Aspirant program is not only a testament to our commitment, but it will accelerate our journey and help us continue to keep pace.
NHS TRUST INTRODUCES THE FIRST DIGITAL ROUTE FOR ENDOSCOPY
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS FT has adopted a digital first path from DrDoctor for its endoscopic diagnostic service.
This decision will give nurses more time to focus on care and involve patients in the pre-intervention process. Confidence achieves this by using digital patient-oriented technology to reduce the time required to collect preoperative information by more than a quarter and, therefore, streamline the patient experience.
Technology allows the trust to send reminder messages, digital letters and assessments to patients before their operations.
DIGITAL HEALTH SERVICES COMPANY TO CREATE 50 JOBS
Cloud21, part of the Austrian group x-tention, announced the creation of 50 jobs to support digital health services in health and social services to support the NHS.
Tony Corkett, founding director of Cloud21, said: “The NHS has a number of national goals to achieve. More recently, cyber, data and integrated care have become a priority. As a result, we are seeing an increase in demand for expertise and skills in providing and supporting digital health and cybertechnology that will enable health and social protection organizations to achieve these goals.
“The company is now at a stage of growth that will require us to evolve our teams and processes to enable us to maintain high quality services in the NHS. This next phase of growth for Cloud21 is really exciting as we have to recruit across the company represents positive growth and an opportunity for local communities. “
NHSE APPOINTS INTERIM OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
NHS England has appointed former hospital chief Mark Cubbon as acting chief operating officer.
Succeeding Amanda Pritchard, Cubbon was appointed deputy chief executive of Pritchard and director of implementation of the NHS long-term plan earlier this year.
Taking this position immediately, Cubbon will oversee the operational performance of the NHS and the delivery of service transformation and patient care improvements.
Meanwhile, Stephen Powis will be appointed acting chief executive officer of NHS improvement. In a note to staff, Pritchard said an open national process would begin shortly.
ENGLAND’S NHS COVID-19 APP IMPROVED
In an effort to have fewer contacts being asked to self-isolate, the NHS COVID-19 application in England and Wales is being changed. When someone without symptoms tests positive, the app will now look for contacts two days before, rather than five.
The move comes as nearly 700,000 alerts were sent through the app for the week through July 21, causing staffing issues in many industries.
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said it would still protect those at risk while reducing disruption.