Getting to grips with your Digital Health Journey

More now than ever, healthcare providers are working under extreme pressure to deliver quality care while managing ongoing challenges around finance, workforce and operational resources.

Since the onset of COVID-19, the need to reduce unplanned hospital admissions and prioritise prevention over treatment became critical, and now as we look to a climate beyond the crisis, the adoption of technology continues to be a key priority to help clinical teams manage patients more efficiently and improve outcomes. 

From A&E departments to care homes, clinicians are demanding a new approach to healthcare that can improve efficiency and reduce costs while improving the lives of patients. Especially for patients with long term conditions and care home residents, a new system is needed to avoid preventable health issues and to help healthcare providers utilise their time and resources more effectively.

Empowering GPs, nurses and carers

Remote monitoring continues to empower GPs, nurses and carers to deliver a higher quality of care for a larger number of patients and reduce the risk of unplanned admissions.

In a care home setting, remote monitoring enables carers and GPs to spot warning signs of treatable health deterioration and those requiring care to be prioritised based on their symptoms. Meanwhile, it allows patients with long term conditions to self-manage in the comfort of their own homes and feel reassured that a clinician is tracking their progress. Protecting vulnerable and shielding groups has never been more important and embracing ‘virtual wards’ is one of the most effective ways to reduce risk for patients, and deliver enhanced health in care homes.

Using flagging tools and data collection, remote monitoring makes everyday life easier for healthcare providers by highlighting which patients need immediate attention. This process of prioritisation leads to more effective time management and gives care providers better insight into their patients’ needs.  

Overall, the process of virtually checking on patients helps to increase the health system’s capacity and ensures a high standard of care for vulnerable patients.

Your digital health journey

At Spirit Digital, we are passionate about making health easier for healthcare providers and patients alike. That’s why we are offering interactive workshops to help healthcare organisations understand and advance their digital health journeys.

The aim is to empower healthcare teams to take control of their digital journey by taking a five step approach to identifying problems and opportunities and then understanding how to implement the best solution for their organisation.

We are currently offering two types of workshop which will focus on:

  • Remote Monitoring Made Easy in Care Homes – Find out more
  • Digital Health Made Easy: Self-managing Long-Term Conditions in the Community – Find out more

The workshops are free to attend and are suitable for 4-6 people from the same organisation or health economy. The session would start with getting to know the team and then working through the following steps:

1.         An assessment of where you are on your digital health journey

2.         A review of your aims and requirements

3.         Defining your stakeholders

4.         Assessing your pain points and maximising your opportunities

5.         Understanding the implementation model that will fit your organisation

By the end of the workshop, you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress the digital health programme at your organisation. Every workshop participant will receive a personalised digital health report.

To find out more about our Digital Health Workshops and how they can transform your organisation, please get in touch at info@spirit-digital.co.uk   

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