Can we use digital technology to help to support patient safety and personalised care?
On Wednesday 9th September,
B. Braun Strategic Partnership Manager Harriet Buck was joined by Gbemi Babalola, Senior Analyst at The King’s Fund, Mandy Griffin, Managing Director at The Health Informatics Service (THIS) at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Graham Walsh, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Knee Surgeon at Calderdale and Huddersfield Information Trust and Nikki Stubbs, Professional Lead for Nursing at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust on The King’s Fund event panel; “Quality improvement and patient empowerment: how technology can facilitate a new era of care”. The discussion centred on transforming the quality of care and patient experience through technological innovation within care pathways.
Digital transformation is a complex process and many barriers had to be overcome when developing the Orthopaedic Pathway with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, the case study focussed on within the discussion. The Orthopaedic Pathway uses remote monitoring technology which helps to revolutionise the recovery and rehabilitation of patients following knee or hip arthroplasty procedures. Through using the BPMpro Range of Motion (ROM) sensor and the BPMpathway application as part of their rehabilitation, patients can lead their own recovery from the comfort of their own home, reducing the need for face-to-face outpatient physiotherapy appointments, as the clinician can monitor patients’ progress remotely through the digital interface.
Find out how Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust overcame barriers to implementing remote monitoring technology such as galvanising the workforce, sustaining effective communication between the different stages of care and maintaining the balance between human interaction and technological support. One of the first BPMpathway patients at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Nick, gives a personal insight into how digital innovation empowered his recovery and improved his care experience.
Registrants also had the ability to submit their own questions, many of which focussed on patients’ access and attitude to technology; how do we increase patients’ confidence and proficiency in using technology as part of their healthcare? Furthermore, how can we leverage technology help patients from less privileged backgrounds, without direct access to a smart device or the internet?
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