Seeing the great demand of NHS (National Health Service) and the health industry in UK for technology, Inhealthcare has built the National Digital Health Platform that can support remote patient monitoring. The platform allows clinic staff to work more efficiently, stopping them from doing tasks which could be automated.
National Digital Health Platform connects patients via multiple communication means such as SMS, apps, online, or automated telephone calls. Patients with different types of demand are all taken care attentively, as Inhealthcare has a library of over 50 digital health services designed clinically by their NHS customers. Chronic pain, mental health, surgical outcome tracking are all included.
“Regardless of the patients in care homes or their own homes, we appreciate that not every user is the same, which is why we want to provide patients with choices and allow them to interact with their health care professional by the means which suits them best,” said Georgina Adamson, Marketing Manager of Inhealthcare.
Adamson also cited that 9% of NHS nursing positions are unfilled, and an aging workforce is meaning the upcoming retirement of many experienced staff. “We saw that it wasn’t scalable for NHS to keep increasing funding each year and to hire more staff. The NHS needs technology to allow its staff to spend more time with the people that need their help,” she added. “We constantly ensure our services are as easy to use for both clinicians and patients as possible because patients are also demanding more convenience for the way they manage their health.”
As data collection is going everywhere in the IoT industry, Adamson believes that the data has to be meaningful and to serve a purpose.
“We are concentrating on what the problem is at hand, rather than thinking about how a piece of technology can fix a problem,” Adamson commented. “AI will play a key role in the future in predicting outcomes and treatments. For example, we have a cancer tracking pathway, and the machine learning ability will be vital to identify whether patients are at risk of a breach based on the outcomes of similar patients.”
Inhealthcare is currently based in the UK but looking into the huge global market opportunities. The healthcare platform and services are hosted with Amazon Web Services, meaning the readily potential to expand deeper into healthcare industries.