June 2022 Recap
We are delighted to announce that Tech in Care has successfully won UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding as part of the Healthy Ageing Challenge! We hadn’t been able to publicise this news until the end of last month and so it is fantastic to now be in a position to share this news with you!
This is incredibly exciting for Tech in Care as the funding will allow us to move at pace with two key developments for Hospital to Home. The first is an extension of the product into Intermediate Care and the second will address our customers interoperability needs.
This month has also seen exciting developments with us deploying functionality for two of our customers, that allows for the automatic population of data when registering a new discharge. This is via a link to the electronic patient record Cerner and will pave the way for the future development of a bulk upload feature into Hospital to Home.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding as part of the Healthy Ageing Challenge
We are overjoyed to be a part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding as part of the Healthy Ageing Challenge. Winning this funding will turbo charge Tech in Care’s growth as a company and the development of Hospital to Home into two key areas. Most importantly, the developments of the system will further ensure the safe discharge of patients from Hospital. We will offer a digital, interoperable solution that can take a person from hospital discharge through to the end of their intermediate care package. By digitalising this process, offering a single source of truth and being interoperable, organisations will be able to focus on the crucial task of keeping people out of hospital, improving their recovery journey and ultimately ensuring a continued healthy life. This is most vital for our ageing population and is a key reason why we have been successful with our funding bid.
We will be posting regularly on the projects so keep an eye on our social media and News page.
Project 1: An Extension of Hospital to Home into Intermediate Care
This project will build on the existing functionality in Hospital to Home and add a new module that allows users to track a persons recovery through their package of Intermediate Care. The module will cover the four intermediate care pathways:
- Home based
- Bed Based
- Crisis Management
We have begun to engage with our stakeholders on what is needed from the Intermediate Care module. Whilst there are specific requirements that are only applicable to IC, the need for a single source of the truth and a solution that facilitates multi-disciplinary team working resonate with our existing solution for discharge to assess.
Hospital to Home: Understanding Intermediate Care Workshop
Last month we ran a workshop which was all about Intermediate Care. As with all of our previous workshops, it was fantastic to bring together professionals from across the health and adult social care sectors to share their experiences of Intermediate Care. Bringing colleagues together and seeing them connect to share best practice outside of the workshops is always an incredibly rewarding outcome from the sessions.
The conversations were very interesting and we heard that there is a consistency in challenge between the D2A process and Intermediate Care, though there are also some which are specific to IC. We then talked about approaches to managing Intermediate Care and the poll response is below. Finally we discussed the magic wand for Intermediate Care which centred on what attendees would do to improve IC outcomes. You can see the responses below.
Project 2: Solving the Interoperability Problem
We know from all of the engagement we have done with organisations involved in discharge to assess, that interoperability with existing hospital and adult social care systems is an ever present requirement.
We will use the funding to solve this issue for our customers and work with them to make Hospital to Home interoperable with their other systems. This work will help us to build approaches which are replicable and done to the highest possible standards. Those standards may be FHIR, HL7 or other, but all will ensure that Hospital to Home is at the pinnacle of interoperability approaches.
Having the funding to be able to tackle the interoperability issue with pace and at scale is an incredible opportunity and will really push Hospital to Home to the next level.
We know that enabling health organisations and local authorities to have an integrated network of systems will cut down on administration, safeguard against errors and ultimately, improve the provision of care for people, particularly of ageing population.
If you want to find out more about how Hospital to Home can solve your Discharge to Asses, Intermediate Care or Interoperability problems, get in touch with us by clicking the button below.
The Next H2H Workshop
Our next workshop is all about Hospital to Home. If you would like to find out more about how H2H can improve your Discharge to Assess process, and hear about our upcoming projects, sign up now!