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  • NHS and Validic team up for new integrated care model


    The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust of the NHS has announced a partnership with the healthcare technology platform, Validic, with the aim to develop a new model of integrated care for the United Kingdom.

    The partnership will enable the integration of patient-generated health data from in-home medical devices, wearables and consumer health appoint the Electronic Health Record, with the goal of the initiative to identify how the integration of this data yields a measurable difference in patient care, outcomes and engagement.

    A collection of health systems representing the western region of Manchester, Salford Royal is one of the first healthcare organisations to pilot the use of realtime PGHD for care and research in the UK.

    The organisation recently received £10m to pioneer innovative and re-vamped approached to digital services, with an emphasis on remote services.

    A recent study revealed that one of NHS’ remote services could save over 25 million clinic visits by people who are on stroke management, freeing up patient time and also care team resources.

    The partnership between Validic and Salford Royal will start integrating fitness and sleep data to pilot its use and value within the Electronic Health Record, with a longterm vision of the trust bringing in a full spectrum of clinical, fitness, biometric, lab and lifestyle data available via Validic’s 400 device and application connections.

    Researchers will also be able to identify trends, correlations and causations from aggregated data stored within a database, with the team able to correlate sleep and heart rate data to identify new care methods for weight and diabetes management, enabling patients greater control to self-manage their condition and offering physicians insight into how a patient’s lifestyle has a direct impact on their health and disease state.

    “Salford Royal is making personal health data actionable and valuable to both providers and patients by enabling access to the needed insights and context,” Validic CEO Drew Schiller said. “By placing a focus on preventative and personalized care, Salford Royal is pioneering how data are used to improve the affordability and accessibility of healthcare.”



    Stuart O'Brien

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