Meet the team
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- Hannah Reddall
- Michelle Boyce
What is the positive change that has emerged through new collaborations or partnerships during Covid-19 that your project is going to embed?
Patients and family’s no longer have to travel to outpatient appointments for weekly physical health and weight monitoring. Monitoring can be completed within the privacy of a patients home environment at any point of the day.
The use of remote monitoring during the last five months has been shown to increase patients concordance with interventions and enable changes in patients health status to be identified earlier.
Members of the MDT are now able to track patients trends over a period of time and make clinical decisions regarding their ongoing management without needing to assess them in a clinic setting.
The project has been a great success however it is reliant on securing substantive funding to enable it to become a normal treatment intervention post COVID.
What does your project aim to achieve?
Objective:- To maintain patient safety using Digital Health Technology to monitor Children with Eating Disorders Physical Health Status therefore enabling access to the most appropriate support.
-Zero Outpatient Appointments for Physical Health Monitoring
-Increased Patient and Family Autonomy
-Decreased time taken off school to attend appointments
– Increased concordance with Meal Plans
The service would be available to patients who own their own technology or the Digital Health service can supply Bluetooth devices therefore reducing health inequalities
How will the project be delivered?
The project is registered on the LIFE QI system and it will continue to use LIFE QI platform to monitor/ develop and learn from.
Staff from CFT/ Kernow Health and Primary Care will continue to be involved in developing the project.
The impact of the project will be measured in terms of :-
Cost Savings through not using outpatient settings/ reduced staff travel.
Numbers of patients using the system/ length of time open /prevention of admission
Case Studies regarding the impact it has had form a patient / carers Voice.
How is your project going to share learning?
The project has already been shared by the hosting Digital Health Platform as a Case Study of innovative practice.
It is envisaged wider connections will be initiated via the Q community/ Twitter.
It is aimed that the study will be written up in the form of an academic paper.
How you can contribute
- -Is the current Digital Formula we are using the best?
- -How to initiate Patient Engagement and feedback- ideas
- -The project currently sits between organisations- how can we integrate so organisational processes are not an issue