We are delighted to announce the launch of three pilot programmes in care homes across North East Lincolnshire that will trial new remote monitoring technology to improve care and help reduce hospital admissions for residents.
DOC@HOME® by Docobo Ltd is designed specifically for care homes and their ways of working. The remote monitoring of residents enables clinicians to develop a baseline for every resident’s normal condition and monitor for changes that could signify deterioration of any kind, enabling them to act quickly.
The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, on behalf of NHSx, have been working closely with the Partnership and with colleagues at North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups to implement Docobo into a number of care homes.
Docobo’s digital remote monitoring solution helps to improve the process of communicating key information on the health and wellbeing of care home residents and helps to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, allowing for more residents to be cared for in their own, familiar environments. Care home staff are able to utilise Docobo’s secure portal app to refer patient details to a GP who can review, triage and refer the resident appropriately and effectively.
Not only does the solution empower care home staff to make better informed clinical decisions, it also reduces the number of community nursing visits, reduces time constraints for care home staff and allows residents to feel more involved in their own care.
The rollout of the Docobo solution forms part of the Joined-Up Care Programme, launched by NHSx in 2020 as a way of building on the digital health gains seen during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In conjunction with the Joined-Up Care programme, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership launched their Digital Care Homes project and have been working closely with the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN to find suitable solutions that better supports care home staff and residents.
Andy Williams, Interim Chief Digital and Information Officer, at Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, said: “Our Digital Care Homes project aims to reduce the admission of residents into hospital and our partnership with the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN has meant that together, we have been able to identify a solution that can help us to achieve this, whilst maintaining high standards of care for all our patients.”
Maria Glover, Programme Manager at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, said: “We worked with the Partnership and the local CCGs to identify the right innovations that would deliver against their needs and priorities. Docobo was the right solution and we’ve been working and engaging with care homes to scope and develop plans to use Docobo.
“I am pleased to see that local care homes in this region can really start to enjoy the benefits of remote monitoring technologies and look forward to continuing our work with Docobo to encourage further uptake of the product and help to keep people healthy and out of hospital.”
Rob Halhead, Chief Operating Officer at Docobo, said: “This is a great project and we’re so pleased to be sharing our technology to enhance the health and wellbeing of the care home residents and reduce the load on the front line of the NHS and care home carers.”
Find out more about Docobo’s remote monitoring in care homes here.