Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Keep people with COPD out of hospital and empower them to safely manage their condition at home.
CliniTouch Vie is a proven and CE marked medical device that combines remote monitoring, patient education and patient self-management to reduce exacerbations and keep people out of hospital.
Satellite Air Quality Data
Spirit Digital has been awarded a European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications and Space Solutions contract and funding to deliver real-time remote monitoring for patients with long-term conditions augmented with accurate, location-based satellite air quality data to enhance care provision and patient self-management options.
CliniTouch Vie and COPD
With Accident and Emergency departments and bed capacity under extreme pressure, it’s important to find new ways of working that will help prevent acute COPD flare-ups and support clinical teams to manage capacity.
Aligned to the NHS Long Term Plan, CliniTouch Vie helps patients and clinicians to spot early warning signs of potential condition deterioration alongside pre-emptive intervention data, effectively shifting the focus from treatment to prevention.
Clinical teams track vital signs and know when their patients’ health changes or feel unwell.
Patients have daily health monitoring goals:
- Recording accurate clinical measurements such as temperature, heart rate, oxygen levels, blood pressure and weight using Bluetooth devices.
- Answering clinically validated questions to track symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, tiredness and fluid retention.
Clinical teams view patient lists that are prioritised with red/amber/green status, making it easy to triage and see the right patients at the right time.
Intelligent algorithms generate prioritised alerts. Nursing teams can target their effort to those patients who most need their care – and be reassured that their remaining caseload is safe and well. Earlier intervention means improved clinical outcomes and cost savings.
Care plans and respiratory question sets can be personalised for each patient’s individual healthcare needs.
Messaging and video consultations let clinicians stay in contact with their patients without the need for face-to-face contact.
Messaging is quick and easy. Clinicians can ask questions, respond to non-urgent patient questions, and reassure patients about their health.
Clinicians can signpost patients to appropriate educational material relating to COPD to encourage better self-management. The bite-sized content is easy to read and clinical teams can see when a patient has read each page.
Reduction in unscheduled COPD hospital admissions
Ghosh, S., O’Kelly, N., Roberts, E., Barker, C. and Swift, J., 2016. Combined interventions for COPD admissions within an urban setting. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 22(3), pp.123-131.