Remote Response - Covid-19 Update

By TEC Team, Tue, 19/05/2020

In last month’s edition we advised that NHS Highland would be undertaking a rapid test-of-change of ‘Florence’ as an interim COVID-19 symptom monitoring solution. This would be used to inform improvements, guidance and roll out plans. Following the initial design and test of the protocol the first patients are currently being recruited within 3 Covid assessment centres in NHS Highland. This will provide key learning which will be shared with you in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.
In partnership with colleagues from DHI, NHS NSS, and the Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Response Group we have completed a market survey exercise to better understand how the many remote monitoring solutions available to us might best support the response to and recovery from COVID-19. As a result, we identified that a single supplier was best able to meet the requirements. We are delighted to announce that the InHealthcare platform will be available to support services in Territorial Health Boards and Community Health and Care Partnerships for the next 12-months. Please note that this interim measure is intended to significantly enhance our remote monitoring capabilities while the formal National procurement exercise progresses through its planned stages.
The InHeathcare platform supports both the rapid rolling out of national COVID-19 monitoring and the rapid development, testing and implementation of localised services. The platform offers:

  • A proven track record
  • An extensive library of pre-developed services
  • Sector agnostic professional access
  • Extensive multi-channel options for patient access
  • User-friendly interfaces for all users
  • Bring your own device for patient access including peripherals

In order to answer any of your questions and discuss how the InHealthcare platform may be able to support your Health Board we would like to invite you to join a ‘campfire’ session. This will be a short session to our HMHM TEC Leads of approximately 40 mins which will allow us to give you some further information around the platform as well as providing an update on the support we will be making available. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have. In order to gauge availability (Wed 27th  and Thurs 28th  at 3:30-4:15) could you please complete the attached Doodle poll:-

Following the ‘campfires’ we will arrange a demonstration of the InHealthcare platform.
We can also confirm that a letter was issued on 21st May to all NHS Scotland Chief Executives, Medical Directors and Chief Officers to advise them of the Remote Monitoring response.  The letter asks them to consider how remote monitoring can be used in their Board’s Recovery plans and it requests the nomination of a Senior Clinical Lead and an Operational Lead to support national planning and implementation.
A separate invite will be issued to the nominated Clinical and Strategic Lead to join a Remote Monitoring response webinar in due course.