TELEHEALTH:INTECHNOLOGY’S NEW PATIENTMONITORING SERVICES FOR THE NHSSeptember 26, 2012Saneth WijayaratnaCEO of InHealthcar...
WEBCAST AGENDA• Introduction to InTechnology• What is Telehealth?• Does it make much difference?• Why is Telehealth in the...
INTRODUCTION TO INTECHNOLOGY• Serving the UK IT market for over 26 years• Unique position in the managed IT services marke...
What is Telehealth?
Remote monitoring of patients at homePatients take readings at home – blood pressure, heart rate, etc.– which are then ava...
Does it make muchdifference?
In short, yes!• The Department of Health launched the largest randomised control trial oftelehealth in the world in 2008– ...
Why is Telehealth in thenews at moment?
The burden on the NHS is expected to keep growing• An aging population is driving increased need for health provision– In ...
There is a public health time-bomb about to gooffThere will be 18 million people in the UK by 2025 with a long term condit...
How doesInTechnology’sTelehealth service work?
1. Clinician refers a patient for home monitoringPatient isdiagnosed with acondition thatneeds long-termmonitoringClinicia...
2. We install medical monitoring equipment atpatient’s home and train them how to use it
3. Every day the patient takes their readingswhich are uploaded into the InHealthcare platform
4. NHS Direct then review the patient’s datato see if everything is OK
5. If something is wrong the patient’s clinician isimmediately alerted so early action can be taken
Why is InTechnologydifferent?
As a telehealth provider, we are unique in the UK1. We deliver a telehealth service, not a telehealth box.– We take full r...
SUMMARY• Telehealth is a powerful tool for the NHS to care for increasing numbers ofpatients in their own homes– Clinical ...
ANY QUESTIONS?THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIMEEmail: contact@inhealthcare.co.ukTelephone: 01423 850000Website: www.inhealthcare.co....
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In this presentation by InTechnology's Saneth Wijayaratna we cover what Telehealth is and how it can change the way patients are treated at home. http://www.intechnology.co.uk/resource-centre/webcast-telehealth-home-monitoring.aspx

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Telehealth: InTechnology’s new patient monitoring services for the NHS

  1. 1. TELEHEALTH:INTECHNOLOGY’S NEW PATIENTMONITORING SERVICES FOR THE NHSSeptember 26, 2012Saneth WijayaratnaCEO of InHealthcare, an InTechnology company
  2. 2. WEBCAST AGENDA• Introduction to InTechnology• What is Telehealth?• Does it make much difference?• Why is Telehealth in the news at the moment?• How does InTechnology’s Telehealth service work?• Why is InTechnology different?• Summary• Questions and Answers
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION TO INTECHNOLOGY• Serving the UK IT market for over 26 years• Unique position in the managed IT services market place• Full range of managed IT services delivered to over800 UK businessesYour Webcast PresenterName: Saneth WijayaratnaPosition at InTechnology: CEO, InHealthcare
  4. 4. What is Telehealth?
  5. 5. Remote monitoring of patients at homePatients take readings at home – blood pressure, heart rate, etc.– which are then available for review remotely by the clinical team.Any deterioration in the patient’s condition can be quickly spottedand managed.
  6. 6. Does it make muchdifference?
  7. 7. In short, yes!• The Department of Health launched the largest randomised control trial oftelehealth in the world in 2008– 6191 patients and 238 GP practices• The initial indications are striking. Patient groups with telehealthbenefited from:– 15% reduction in A&E visits– 20% reduction in A&E admissions– 14% reduction in bed days– 45% reduction in mortality rates• There is also feedback that suggests telehealth patients are more compliantto their treatments than non-monitored patients, which may explain some ofthe benefits
  8. 8. Why is Telehealth in thenews at moment?
  9. 9. The burden on the NHS is expected to keep growing• An aging population is driving increased need for health provision– In Scotland alone, the 65+ population is increasing by 10,000 a year whichmeans that by 2020 they will need 3 new hospitals– At least 3 million people with Long Term Conditions and/or social care needscould benefit from using telehealth (Department of Health)• There is no additional funding for NHS ; the status quo is not sustainable.• There is an urgent need to increase the level of care provided outside hospitalsand in the community
  10. 10. There is a public health time-bomb about to gooffThere will be 18 million people in the UK by 2025 with a long term condition
  11. 11. How doesInTechnology’sTelehealth service work?
  12. 12. 1. Clinician refers a patient for home monitoringPatient isdiagnosed with acondition thatneeds long-termmonitoringClinician referspatient toInHealthcarefor monitoringat home
  13. 13. 2. We install medical monitoring equipment atpatient’s home and train them how to use it
  14. 14. 3. Every day the patient takes their readingswhich are uploaded into the InHealthcare platform
  15. 15. 4. NHS Direct then review the patient’s datato see if everything is OK
  16. 16. 5. If something is wrong the patient’s clinician isimmediately alerted so early action can be taken
  17. 17. Why is InTechnologydifferent?
  18. 18. As a telehealth provider, we are unique in the UK1. We deliver a telehealth service, not a telehealth box.– We take full responsibility for logistics so nurses can focus on care1. We take responsibility for all the equipment– No concerns about unused equipment sitting on shelves.1. We deliver a bespoke service– Designed to each NHS organisation’s requirements1. We offer a hierarchy of telehealth services– We start from £6 / patient / month which can reduce the average costper patient by up to 80%.1. We are constantly upgrading and adding new capabilities– There is no chance of the service becoming out of date
  19. 19. SUMMARY• Telehealth is a powerful tool for the NHS to care for increasing numbers ofpatients in their own homes– Clinical trials have shown the potential of telehealth – such as a 45%reduction in mortality – if it is done correctly– Telehealth should be a normal part of caring for someone in thecommunity.• Our approach is unique in the UK because we are service – not box –orientated– We use open standards for system interoperability, and are technologyagnostic so can use the best vendors available• In short, we offer telehealth that delivers outcomes
  20. 20. ANY QUESTIONS?THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIMEEmail: contact@inhealthcare.co.ukTelephone: 01423 850000Website: www.inhealthcare.co.ukTwitter: twitter.com/inhealthcareUK

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