How new technology can enable the right connectivity between care teams and patients to deliver truly safe and supported self-care.
The proactive management of people with long-term conditions, including the promotion of self-care for patients, is a priority for the NHS.
Anticoagulation therapy is well established, yet managing patients in this therapy can still be challenging. We consulted key opinion leaders on the anticoagulation and Atrial Fibrillation fields on how these challenges might be solved.
There have been many reports recently about how technology is enabling or will enable patients to both monitor and be proactive in overseeing their own healthcare. This is an area I am really interested in, and I am very much of the opinion that if you can check so much about your life on your smartphone or device why can’t you check your own health?
The number of people with complex health and care needs is rising. Around 1.9 million people in England already have three or more health conditions and by 2018 this is expected to increase to 2.9 million.
The technology exists for patients to obtain an accurate INR reading themselves, but can clinicians support it?