Ahead of his session at Rewired 2022, Tom Whicher explores how patient-initiated follow-up could help change the face of outpatient care.
The year 2021 has been hectic but ground-breaking in the world of digital health. We asked health tech suppliers to give their predictions for 2022. Here is what they had to say:
Industry leaders told Digital Health their reactions to the news that NHS Digital and NHSX is to merge with NHS England and Improvement.
The reforms aim to address the record high of 5.5million people waiting for elective surgery in England and bring health and social care closer together.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation trust is transforming patient communications and pre-assesments, with patient engagement platform DrDoctor.
Using DrDoctor’s tools patients can now view hospital letters online and take part in video consultations from their smartphone, tablets or laptops.
Oxford University Hospitals has partnered with software company DrDoctor to give all patients the option to view their hospital appointment letters online.
Graham Kendall, director of the Digital Healthcare Council, said evidence “overwhelmingly” suggests patients actively involved in their care do better.
Speaking to Digital Health, the CEO of DrDoctor has said he hopes the drive for innovation across the health service will continue post Covid-19.
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The solution combines DrDoctor’s video consultation platform and Intouch’s integrated virtual clinical management suite to help trusts cope amid Covid-19.