Our award-winning care app for epilepsy is being used by Poole Hospital to help improve the treatment and quality of life of patients with epilepsy across Dorset.
Patients use the solution to provide relevant health and lifestyle data via input forms and wearable devices such as sleep patterns, exercise, heart rate, temperature and galvanic skin response.
This information is presented back to clinicians in a single dashboard view, accessible via the web or mobile applications, so they can review and decide on the most appropriate next steps. This allows clinicians and patients to interact directly and in real time, with huge benefits for patient care and support as well as efficiency.
"This project is all about delivering better care for patients”, said Dr Rupert Page, consultant neurologist and clinical lead for the Dorset Epilepsy Service. “It enables us to focus resources on those patients who need support, and at their time of need. This has significant quality of life benefits for the patient, and cost benefits to the health service by reducing outpatient and emergency department visits, preventing hospital admissions and cutting medication bills.”
- Dr Rupert Page, Consultant neurologist, Poole Hospital
The one key thing for me is about being able to have a safety net and a support system so I can actually regain my independence. What tends to happen now, particularly if I am out on my own, is that I end up back in an ambulance or in A&E. I hope to get better control of my seizures and ideally to get the life back that I used to have.”
- Sean Hamilton, patient
Epilepsy has been developed by a consortium called the Epilepsy Care Alliance whose members are The System C & Graphnet Care Alliance, the University of Kent and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
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