Recap Health is part of NHS England’s Digital Test Beds programme. The initiative, led by University Hospitals of North Midlands and Midlands Partnership NHS FT plans to make use of Recap Health in a £1.2 million initiative to better serve patients across the heart failure pathway and reduce readmissions.
Heart failure is a chronic long term condition that causes worsening symptoms, repeated, prolonged hospitalisation and eventually death. It accounts for one million bed days in hospital yearly in the UK, with 2/3 of the total £1 billion pound annual spend by the NHS spent on hospital stays.
The aim of this initiative is to reduce hospital readmissions with savings to the local health economy of approximately £300,000 per year.
Dr Dargoi Satchi, UHNM Consultant Cardiologist, says: “We are delighted to have our first patients benefitting from our project which we hope will improve people’s lives and empower and inform them to manage their health better.
Working with our digital partners as well as our health partners across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent we are able to support patients through faster access to treatment before they become unwell and need hospital care”.