The NHS Northern Care Alliance is to set up one of the UK’s biggest virtual wards that will monitor more than 500 patients in their own homes.
Raj Jain explores why access to NHS diagnostics could have a big impact on equity, waiting times, workforce effectiveness and on NHS recovery post-Covid.
Developed by Norwegian firm Dignio, the system automatically sends a patients’ readings direct to clinicians at Salford Royal via a special data platform.
The programme is being trialled by Salford care Organisation respiratory patients, giving them remote support without the need for laptops or smartphones.
Dubbed the ‘digital control centre’ the 10-year project aims to advance acute and integrated care at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
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