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.
Queen’s Hospital, part of Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust, uses INRstar to manage warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) clinic patients. The trust first implemented INRstar in February 2016 and is already demonstrating savings in time and expenditure.