Remote Monitoring Solutions

Remote monitoring can help people better understand their conditions and encourage them to take more responsibility for their health and wellbeing while reducing time spend travelling and attending appointments.

It also supports health and care services improve treatment and care planning by providing better availability of information to assist diagnosis and early intervention. Remote monitoring does not rely on the practitioner or person being available at the same time (i.e. Asynchronous).

Inhealthcare

Since the procurement of the Inhealthcare platform, work has been ongoing, in collaboration with  partners, to identify a number of key priority services and develop digital pathways to support them.

Priority services and the Health Board leading on the pathway are:

  • COVID-19 — Led by National TEC Programme Team
  • Heart Failure — Led by NHS Ayrshire & Arran and supported by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Respiratory-COPD — Led by NHS Highland and supported by NHS Lothian and NHS Tayside
  • Respiratory-Asthma — Led by NHS Lanarkshire and supported by NHS Forth Valley and NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Pre-operative Assessment — Led by NHS Grampian and supported by NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • BP Scale-up and Perioperative — Led by NHS Shetland and  supported by mPower Programme
  • Existing pathways, Oral Nutritional and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are live and are currently being used by patients in NHS Tayside.

Find out more, please click: Inhealthcare

Contact theTEC team at: nss.tec@nhs.scot to find out about  Inhealthcare remote health monitoring pathways.

General Practice Digital Asynchronous Consultation Systems (GP DACS)

Online GP triage tools are an example of DACS (Digital Asynchronous Consultation Systems) where there is no continuous real-time interaction/transfer of information between patient and the practice. Most commonly, this is an offline store-and-forward approach where the patient completes a form, which is then reviewed, assessed, and responded to by the relevant health professional.

The benefits of DACS include patient access to GP Practices around the clock via a device e.g. smartphone or computer, while the Practice responds during working hours, usually within a timeframe of 24 or 48 hours, unless an earlier response is required based on clinical assessment. The response can be via the appropriate communication channel in line with assessed clinical need.

To find out about the national approach for the provision of DACS for General Practices in Scotland visit tec.scot