Graphnet acquires patient monitoring specialist Docobo

Graphnet Health has acquired remote patient monitoring specialist Docobo, to integrate its DOC@HOME™ solution with its population health platform.

Docobo provides a range of digital tools to support out-of-hospital care, including virtual wards and its digital remote patient management system. Some of its customers include Kent Community Health and Liverpool CCG, and its solutions are also part of the GP IT Futures framework. The business was formed in 2001 and has since grown to 50+ employees.

The shared care record specialist commented on the acquisition: “The addition of Docobo will enable the Care Alliance to help integrated care systems, trusts, the wider NHS and councils” and can “service a range of conditions, including respiratory, cardiac, diabetes, motor neurone disease, cancer symptom management and post treatment monitoring.”

The technology also adds the ability to “link wearable devices, configure patient assessment questionnaires, switch on alerting functions, and organise text and video messaging between clinicians and patients.”

On the acquisition, Adrian Flowerday, Managing Director, Docobo Ltd, said: With hospital waiting lists over 5.5 million, and trusts under increasing pressure as a result, remotely managing chronic patients with long term conditions at home and proactively responding to deterioration in a community setting has never been more imperative.

“Community staff shortages mean that digitally enabled self-monitoring by patients is the only solution to efficiently manage those cohorts. The Docobo technology will allow the Care Alliance to help those individuals live happier, healthier, more independent lives for longer, and ease the pressure on the people caring for them.”

Brian Waters, Chief Executive, Graphnet added: “Understanding those patients who are the right cohorts for remote monitoring is essential to ensure the savings and benefits. To achieve that, we will be fully integrating DOC@HOME with Graphnet’s CareCentric population health platform, which means we will be able to prepare lists of candidate patients suitable for being cared for at home.”