Version 8.1 of Recap Health is now live: includes 1) new patient ‘onboarding’ tour; 2) new patient help feature and 3) auto-presentation of unread related healthcare content to patients. Getting better!
This is why we built Recap Health – BBC story here – 39% of cancer patients said longer-term side-effects of treatment were not fully explained. 25% said they did not have the possible side effects explained prior to treatment. Wonder what the numbers are for patients with other diseases and conditions?
Interim evaluation findings from research undertaken by Staffordshire University show that Recap Health, when used in conjunction with Florence, could save the University Hospitals of North Midlands approximately £450,000 per year when used with heart failure patients alone.
This is because heart failure patients using Recap Health and Florence together were 40% less likely to be readmitted within 30 days than a non project group of patients.
The findings are part of an 18 month innovation initiative, funded by NHS England, in conjunction with Innovate UK. The next set of interim findings are due in April 2020, with the final, more thorough evaluation results due in October 2020.
Still early days of course, but these interim results show great promise and have really energised all partners. If you’d like to know more please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s hard to improve something if you can’t measure it. That’s why we’ve just released two new data features on Recap Health:
First – Administrators can see the overall usefulness scores, provided by patients after 6 weeks of use. This data can be seen by service and team to enable useful comparisons to be made and improvement conversations to be focused. By default, patient provided usefulness scores are only seen by Administrators. However we can easily change this so that all clinicians using the same instance of Recap Health can see the patient usefulness scores, for their own team and service as well as the organisation as a whole;
Second – Administrators can now see all the comments and ratings patients submit about the educational material they’ve been sent in one place.