From providing educational resource to help empower patients to better manage their own conditions, to identifying and prioritising the patients that absolutely need to be seen and thereby easing the workforce burden faced by doctors, there is little doubt that digital will underpin primary care services well beyond the COVID pandemic.
We’re proud that Spirit is featured in the Department for International Trade’s Digital Health Campaign – ‘The First 100 Playbook,’ launched today at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted digital technology’s vital contribution to healthcare services. Embedded within new ways of working it is helping to reduce face to face visits and keep care home residents and staff safer, delivering improved outcomes for the elderly population.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, community providers were challenged in the way that they connected to patients. The imperative was to look at new ways to provide safe and responsive care for their patients, by embedding digital technology within their clinical pathways.
Our Clinical Director, Dr Noel O’Kelly, will be joining the panel on ‘Primary Care Digital Transformation’ chaired by Dr Matt Hoghton, Senior General Practitioner and Digital Clinical Champion – NHSX.
2020 saw a huge increase in the adoption of digital technologies within modern healthcare economies. From the adoption of video-based triage and GP-to-patient consultations within primary care, to remote monitoring for shielding and vulnerable patients, as well as those discharged early from hospital – both within their own homes and a care home setting, digital technologies have driven wide recognition that there is an alternative way to manage clinical caseloads.