Subject: Remote patient monitoring/telehealth
- Does your organization presently promote/or endorse a (RPM) remote patient monitoring system to capture vital signs or other health related measurements post discharge from hospital and whilst a patient is residing in their own home or being cared for in a non-acute environment such as community hospital/hospice/residential or care home – (Measurement examples being blood pressure/weight/temperature/Oxygen Saturation/EWS/ pulse/glucose etc.)?
- If the answer is NO –
1.1.2 Within the next 2 years, is telemedicine/ RPM, something that the Trust would consider as a way of either reducing hospital admissions, promoting an earlier discharge and/or recognizing and acting upon patient deterioration sooner?
1.1.3 If the Trust is not considering RPM for suitable patients (able to take their own readings or have a relative who can do this for them) – is there a reason why this is not being considered either on a per Trust basis or part of an agreement with the CCG?
1.2 If the answer is YES – RPM is presently used for some discharged patients- could you please detail –
1.2.2 the system type/name/supplier
1.2.3 When this came into use and when the contract expires
1.2.4 Who funds home monitoring, is this the CCG, the Acute Trust or a combination of both or other organization (e.g. charity/STP)?
1.2.5 How much this cost per patient or per year for multiple patients
1.2.6 What patient data is captured & is there measurements you would like to capture but cannot achieve at the moment?
1.2.7 What systems does this data feed into – e.g.GP systems & supplier
1.2.8 Has there been any analysis of this data to demonstrate that remote patient monitoring from home has:
- Reduced patient re-admissions into hospital
- Expedited the discharge process
- Improved “follow up” care post discharge – reminding patients to take medications/ monitor on-going health measurements etc.
2 Who is the main person(s)/ decision maker (s) – who would probably be responsible for the decision to use remote patient monitoring post discharge? (Name/title/contact details etc.)
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