A new mobile digital solution for kidney patients to remotely communicate with clinicians has been launched at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Jim Ritchie
As a Global Digital Exemplar (GDE), Salford Royal has partnered with Medopad to empower patients with kidney conditions to digitally take care of their conditions.
Medopad has developed a mobile digital solution for Salford Royal patients to remotely inform clinicians of their blood pressure, weight, and medication usage. Patients can also access a wealth of digital resources via an online portal, helping them to better understand their disease and care.
The clinical team will then use this information to make decisions on how to progress patient care, giving them a clear picture of their patients’ progress, at any time.
The project is currently being tested with a subgroup of 50 patients. Initial responses have been extremely positive, with many patients already using it on a daily basis. Indeed, 75% of all patients approaching the clinic were happy to use the digital tool.
Consultant Kidney Doctor Jim Ritchie said:
This innovative way of working with our patients is not only empowering the patients to take control of their own healthcare, but it means they can spend more time with their clinician when they visit the unit. It makes it much easier for both patient and our clinical team and we have vital information at our finger tips.”
Alex Gilbert, Partnerships at Medopad, mentioned:
We think this is an amazing opportunity to work with a truly innovative healthcare provider as well as engage patients to try and assist connected care. Salford Royal has been a truly forward thinking collaborator during this project and we hope that it is the beginning of a long and stable partnership”