The North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups has signed an agreement with Inhealthcare, a UK leader in digital health and remote patient monitoring.
The agreement will allow professionals in the CCGs to choose from a number of digital health and care apps and also invent their own. Inhealthcare last year launch a toolkit to reduce the technology barriers for professionals to create their own apps, and now this service is being provided across NW London CCGs.
Professionals can now have access to tools such as a new digital questionnaire that identifies patients that need help the most to allow greater preventative care and a new communications channel between hospitals and social care providers to reduce delayed transfers of care.
Kwesi Afful, Digital Citizen and Innovation Lead at the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “We have been looking for a solution which will enable digital innovation among our clinical colleagues so that patients can benefit from the latest digital tools.”
“We are excited about this collaboration with Inheathcare and believe that it will help us deliver cutting-edge services and solutions to help improve health and wellbeing across NW London.”
A key benefit of the agreement will be the ability for the NHS to offer targeted, personalised care to residents with a safe-and-secure connection to health and care systems and patient records.
Bryn Sage, Chief Executive of Inhealthcare, said: “Our technology will give people the choice of safe and convenient access to health and care services, making it easier for clinicians to communicate directly with patients and help to reduce pressure on GP surgeries and outpatient clinics.”
“Services will be available to virtually everyone via telephone landline as well as smartphone, tablet and desktop computers.”