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.
As the NHS starts to recover from Covid, Tom Whicher, an NHS Innovation Fellow, looks into how new tech can help with the looming backlog.
DrDoctor has launched a free Covid-19 toolkit, which includes videio consultations and a digital symptom assessment tracker for NHS trusts.
The text messaging service went live in ophthalmology gastroenterology and respiratory services within the trust on 1 August.
The online appointment booking tool is already used in ten hospitals including Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Frimley Health NHS Trust.
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DrDoctor secures contracts with three new major NHS trusts allowing patients to view, change and schedule outpatient appointments.
DrDoctor and Aneurin Bevan Health Board have announced a four-year partnership, with the aim of supporting a move to value-based care.