Please login to the form below

Innovating with what you have: better healthcare with existing technology

Senior Account Executive Will Taylor talks us through a case study in applying established technology to healthcare problems in an innovative way.
The healthcare industry has traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies. Despite investing heavily in diagnosis and treatment technology within hospitals (such as scanning devices and surgical robots), the uptake of tech within healthcare outside of hospitals, for use in secondary and follow-up care (such as personal smartphones and their applications) has been relatively low. This may due to patient ability or an industry aversion to early adoption, but there is another, often overlooked option available: using existing, established technology to improve patient outcomes through innovative services.

Case Study: Telephony patient service improves COPD outcomes

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust together identified a need to help patients with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to self-manage the disease so they could live their lives more freely. Patients (usually elderly) were presenting themselves in A&E with symptoms too minor to warrant a hospital stay, or too late, with clinicians having missed an opportunity for earlier, possibly life-saving, intervention.

Get the full article from Blue Latitude


20th August 2015

Share

Tags

Company Details

Blue Latitude Health

+44 203 328 1840

Contact Website

Address:
Blue Latitude Health (UK)
140 Aldersgate Street
London
EC1A 4HY
United Kingdom

Latest content on this profile

Engaging physicians during COVID-19
COVID-19 has drastically changed the lives of healthcare professionals. They are emotionally and physically drained and under huge amounts of pressure. They also need pharma’s help. Senior Consultant Pany Koizi outlines five principles for engaging with physicians during the pandemic.
Blue Latitude Health
Fishawack Health adds market access and commercial strategy consultancy Skysis as part of its bold growth plans
Fishawack Health, the global healthcare communications agency, announces the acquisition of Skysis, a boutique consulting firm providing integrated market access and commercial strategy solutions based in the US.
Blue Latitude Health
Perspective: the patient edition
In this issue of Perspective magazine, we explore how the industry can place a greater emphasis on patient-centricity, and how pharmaceutical companies are working with patients across the product lifecycle to develop therapies that better serve their unmet needs.
Blue Latitude Health
The ALS patient journey
Nick Goldup is the Director of Care Improvement at the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA). Here, he offers his insights into the journey for patients with ALS and explores the power of a strong patient community, while explaining how the charity is working with healthcare professionals to support patients, both physically and mentally.
Blue Latitude Health
Digital Nation: How Australia became a digital health pioneer
Australia has adopted digital strategies to transform its healthcare system. We sat down with Rachel de Sain, who shares where, and how she contributed to improving digital health products and services in Australia to advance their nation to becoming one of the world's leaders in digital health.
Blue Latitude Health
Rethinking Electronic Medical Records
EMR systems are far from perfect. Clinician and PhD candidate Dr. Pao takes us through his perspective on the system and how he aims to lead the way by solving the challenges when adopting this technology in a clinical setting.
Blue Latitude Health