Sites live November 2018

We are excited to announce the following sites are now active this November!

Hywel Dda University Health Board – Rare Lung Disease team. Patients in Hywel Dda with rare lung diseases are being invited to use Patients Know Best by the respiratory team led by Professor Keir Lewis. Professor Lewis recently launched a new charity to support people in Wales with rare lung diseases. He identified a need for patients to have a place to accumulate their health information and to be able to share and connect other teams and individuals involved in their care, both inside and outside of the Health Board, to access that information.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board – Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgical Specialties Team, Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. Patients that require surgical interventions by this team will use PKB to receive information about their upcoming surgery. Patients will be able to access their pathology results as a result of a national integration between Patients Know Best and the National Informatics Service in Wales (NWIS).  Patients will be using PKB to communicate directly with their healthcare team and monitor their symptoms.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy team. The aim of this project is to use the North West London Care Information Exchange (CIE) to improve the patient experience in the Paediatric Neuro-Orthopaedic service. Patients using this service are aged from 2yrs to 20yrs, predominantly with cerebral palsy. Patients will be able to view their blood results and complete online consultations. Patients, their parents and carers will be using the CIE to communicate directly with the team.

The Ridge Medical Centre and Dovetail Blockchain Project – Patients Know Best has partnered with blockchain company Dovetail to offer shared electronic medical records to diabetic patients at The Ridge GP practice, funded by SBRI Healthcare through the General Practice of the Future competition. The project uses blockchain technology to provide a secure ledger of medical data interactions which can be tracked and audited. Patients benefit from using PKB to manage their care from home using blood glucose, blood pressure and weight monitoring smart devices.
Chelston Hall Surgery – This GP practice in Torbay is creating Patients Know Best records for its patients which will initially include data about medication, demographics, diagnoses and allergies. The proximity of this surgery to Torbay Hospital with it’s trust wide PKB usage means that many of these patients will be able to see both acute and GP data in their records upon registering.

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