The Pregnancy Monitoring module supports the remote monitoring of citizens by allowing the recording of readings, such as blood pressure, directly into the myCareCentric care app while being monitored from their own homes by healthcare professionals.
When entered, these readings are available to the clinical teams in the shared care record and this will be immediately available within the app to patients.
In Greater Manchester, women identified as being at risk of pre-eclampsia are provided with free blood pressure monitors and an app to record their readings at home, without needing to attend at hospital or a clinic as frequently.
Similarly those women with diabetes can access their treatment plan via the app and record their blood sugar readings in a quick and intuitive way.
The women receive immediate tailored advice depending upon their readings. The readings and comments can then be accessed by their midwives who can monitor the readings in real-time and start additional treatment and personalise their blood pressure thresholds if necessary.
Clinical teams can send advice to patients who are using the PHR via the Greater Manchester Care Record (GMCR) clinical portal and this will be immediately available within the app.
The app and clinical portal content was co-designed and reviewed with the help of the local care teams and highly engaged patients. The project is part of part of Health Innovation Manchester’s work in improving the detection of pre-eclampsia through adoption and spread of Placental Growth Factor (PlGF)- based testing. Read more here.