Helping to care for frail older people outside of hospital
Frailty and ageing often go hand in hand. As we get older, we become at higher risk of adverse outcomes. Falls, mobility decline, admissions, longer lengths of stay or the need for long-term care. But how can digital technology help?
With the support of CliniTouch Vie, you can discharge your frail patients as soon as they’re ready to leave hospital. Whether that’s to their own home or a care home, our technology provides the support they need. And once they’re safely at home, we can help to make sure they stay there too. CliniTouch Vie reduces readmissions and improves outcomes. Plus, it helps to give older people their independence back.
Frailty is a major clinical focus for the rollout of virtual wards. We can help you to launch and deliver brilliant virtual care.
"Not only has it increased the efficiency with which we are able to address infections, access medication and ensure continuity of care for patients with long-term conditions, it’s also massively reduced the paper administrative burden and has greatly improved communication between our carers and our GPs. It’s removed a lot of guesswork as to whether we were making the right decision or not."
Kay Harrison, Care Home Manager, Manor Care Centre
The impacts of deploying a digital platform
We conducted an evaluation to assess the impact on care quality and resource use in deploying our digital CliniTouch Vie platform. Focusing on residents with frailty in a care home setting, we found that the use of digital is cost saving for practices whilst improving care quality - even within the context of a pandemic.
reduction in the number of nursing home visits made by GPs1
increase in the number of virtual calls or appointments with a GP1
estimated practice savings over 6 months1
(1) In review. The use of a frailty digital pathway in managing residents within an older person’s care home in England.
"I don't feel like I'm firefighting anymore..."
Rushey Mead Health Centre, in Leicester, has been using CliniTouch Vie to remote monitor its care home residents. Speaking to the GP Clinical Lead, Dr Amit Rama, we hear about his experience of using the technology to care for some of his most vulnerable patients.
Panel Discussion: 5 small steps to launching a frailty virtual ward
NHS England have urged ICS’s to set up frailty virtual wards as a top priority, but where do you begin? We were joined by our partners from the NHS and social care to discuss just that; the 5 small steps you can take now to get your frailty virtual ward up and running. Catch up now.Find out more
Our CliniTouch Vie platform is multi-award-winning. Recognised for our work in remote monitoring, virtual wards and across multiple conditions, here are just some of our recent successes.
"By having CliniTouch Vie in place, we have realtime remote access to a patient’s status and can triage more quickly and more effectively, while also saving healthcare resources including money, time, staff and equipment. I can confidently say that there has been a significant fall in paramedic call outs since using CliniTouch Vie."
Dr Amit Rama, GP Clinical Lead, Rushey Mead Health Centre
We’re experienced in collaborative partnerships, working with you to deliver results. Our platform is already tried and tested within the NHS.
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