At the PIF Annual Conference on Wednesday 25 May 2016 delegates will be able to choose to attend two of six Case Study Sessions on a variety of topics, that have involved partnership working to improve healthcare information and support.
We will be showcasing each Case Study Session over the next month. Below is an overview of the Case Study that will be presented by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
You can find out more details about the conference and how you can attend here:www.pifonline.org.uk/2016-conference
Developing digital approaches to enable lifestyle choices, deliver improved outcomes and efficiency in self-management – an NHS approach
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has developed a suite of simple telehealth solutions to resolve problems faced by clinicians.
Catherine has been involved in the development of Health Call Undernutrition, which has been shown to improve quality of care to patients, improve cost effective prescribing and increased dietetic capacity. This has been particularly successful in care homes.
Catherine will set the background to why the telehealth solution was needed and the impact that it has had as well as identifying barriers, lessons learnt and the pitfalls experienced throughout the journey.
Discussions will include what could have been done differently, the benefit of such a service in other areas and how similar services have been developed for other clinical areas such as INR and falls.
Catherine McShane – Clinical Project Manager, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Catherine has 18 years clinical dietetic experience specialising in oral nutritional support. Since 2012 she has been involved in developing the award winning NHS Health Call Undernutrition service, a telehealth solution to support the treatment of patients who are at risk of undernutrition which has been evaluated to improve patient care, promote cost effective prescribing of oral nutritional
supplements and increase dietetic capacity.
Her current role is to support other organisations to implement Health Call Undernutrition and develop other products and break down the barriers of using technology to support health care delivery.