NHS Digital has described the multi-partner project as a ‘hot-bed’ for healthcare technology exploration as well as being a ‘launchpad’ for concepts.
The paid-for service allows users to book video appointments with doctors 24/7 to obtain medical advice, manage and order prescriptions online.
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas showcased a number of new technologies that could soon be hitting the market. Digital Health rounds up some of the most interesting pieces of health-related tech from the showroom floor.
Carewatch provides high-quality home care to thousands of people throughout the UK, supporting its service users with everything from personal care and household chores to trips out and vital companionship. But slow, outdated paper-based systems and processes were having a serious impact on their services, affecting everything from staff efficiency to scheduling and the time it took to receive payments from local authorities.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust’s electronic bed management system has reduced the time taken to log patient transfers and discharges from three days to around eight minutes.
Northern Devon community health staff are using mobile devices to electronically record more than 9,000 patient contacts a week.
Alder Hey Children’s and Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trusts are trialling a series of tablet computers in a ‘bring your own device to work’ scheme.