Remote Monitoring in Care Homes Reduces Hospital Admissions Finds Study

Remote Monitoring in Care Homes Reduces Hospital Admissions Finds Study

A study funded by Health Data Research UK and conducted by The University of Sheffield, Durham University, University of Lancaster, and Newcastle University assessed the impact of Health Call’s Digital Care Home on care home residents. The study analyzed data from 8,702 residents across 118 care homes over three years. Digital Care Home significantly reduced unplanned secondary care usage, resulting in an 11% reduction in emergency department attendances, a 28% decrease in 28-day readmissions, and an 11% reduction in emergency admission length of stay. The study also highlighted financial savings, with a per-resident reduction of £113 in 2021.

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A study funded by Health Data Research UK and conducted by multiple universities assessed the impact of Health Call’s Digital Care Home on care home residents over three years. The study linked Digital Care Home data with NHS records to analyze treatment journeys. Digital Care Home, supported by Durham County Council, enables remote monitoring and observation submissions by staff to NHS clinical teams. The study found significant reductions in unplanned secondary care usage, including an 11% decrease in emergency department attendances, a 28% drop in readmissions within 28 days, and an 11% reduction in emergency admission length of stay. Financial savings were also evident, with a per-resident reduction of £113 in 2021. Principal investigator Suzanne Mason highlighted the innovative data linkage, while Ian Dove, managing director at NHS Health Call, emphasized the transformative potential of digital technology in care homes, reducing unplanned hospital admissions and improving patient care quality. Similar remote monitoring programs are expanding across the country, such as Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care Systems rolling out proactive monitoring to 4,000 high-risk patients.




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