On Wednesday 31st March, at 11:00 am (GMT), our Chief Commercial Officer, Aida Yousefi, hosted this panel discussion with a selection of exceptional guests, including:
- Tim Straughan, Director of NHS @home, Personalised Care Group, NHS England & Improvement
- Cheryl Crocker, Patient Safety Director for AHSN Network
- Dr Matthew Knight, Consultant Respiratory Physician for West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Prof. Oliver Opitz, Head of Coordination Office for Telemedicine University of Heidelberg
With the accelerated adoption of digital healthcare since Covid-19, our guests examined and discussed the following areas:
- How teams have innovated to provide hospital-at-home during the Covid-19 crisis and what’s needed to maintain the momentum of change
- What is the future direction for hospital-at-home, post-pandemic, and what are the barriers to transformation
- Evaluation and evidence required to support the case for change
More about Digital Virtuals Wards:
The development of the digital virtual ward has seen patients being cared for at home, at scale. Smartphones and connected sensors, such as oximeters, monitor patients, transmitting data on their condition to their care providers, identifying and flagging changes in an individual’s wellbeing in the process.
Digital virtual wards enable carers to run their ward rounds at a glance of a screen and make contact with their patients proactively, minimising the need for unnecessary admissions. Evidence shows they can double clinical capacity, reduce the administrative burden of care while providing the right data at the right time to support clinical decision making. Watch the Channel 4 News report here.
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