Solutions for Health
Connected Health is a model for the delivery of healthcare that includes technology in pathways to help make more efficiency use of resources, by enabling healthcare to be provided in the community and empowering patients to take an active role in managing their own health.
As demands continue to rise due to the increasing number of people with chronic and complex conditions such as COPD, heart disease and diabetes, new ways of working must be found in order to deliver care that is safe and efficient, while reducing reliance on hospital and institutional based care.
How it works
As well as enabling people to remain safe at home, Tunstall’s solutions also help people to become more knowledgeable about their condition and the effects of their behaviours. Connected Health enables the remote capture of vital signs and symptoms by patients in their own home utilising technology including apps and mobile devices. Results out of the parameters set for that patient will raise an alarm on the system, and information is reviewed remotely by clinicians, reducing the number of face-to-face interactions required and providing valuable insight into trends over time. Exacerbations can be detected at an earlier stage, avoiding more complex interventions and reducing the need for home visits, GP appointments and hospital admissions. This aids caseload management and helps care to be targeted where it is needed the most, reducing cost, improving outcomes and enhancing the patient experience.
We have a range of tools and resources available to support the redesign of services, including dedicated project management and specialist software, and our solutions include secure integration into GP systems. Devices such as tablets and peripherals can be provisioned, and/or patients can use their own devices, such as glucometers and smart phones.
How can Connected Health
services be configured?
Services can be configured according to local and national commissioning priorities, including elements such as:
- Clinical Triage Monitoring Service
- Track and Trend Monitoring Service
- Family Carer and Support/Service Solutions
- Supported Self Care Services/Solutions
- E-Consultation Solutions
- Digital Pathway Design Service
- Online GP Service
- Data Analytics Service
- Education, Coaching and Consultancy and Training Services.
View our solutions
The latest evolution of Tunstall Connected Care is underpinned by the digital technology, providing data and insight to enable more personalised services and predictive solutions. They enable services across health, housing and social care to become more integrated, delivering greater efficiencies and better outcomes. A technology advances, services continue to expand, bringing the possibilities presented by the Internet of Things into the homes of people with long-term needs.
Improving patient care and making efficient use of resources using Connected Health
- Hospital admissions for 221 patients reduced from 122 pre-telehealth to 75 post-telehealth over 12 months
- 75 patients discharged earlier than average bed stay
- Reduced frequency of some home visits by the Long Term Conditions Management Team (LTCMT)
- Inappropriate home visits by the LTCMT reduced
- Earlier intervention enabled, avoiding more complex care