Empowering patients to feel confident and supported in managing their health can be a key role for technology-enabled care (TEC) such as Flo, with robust evidence citing the benefits to both patients and clinicians.
To encourage more wide-spread adoption of TEC, Staffordshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership’s (STP) Digital Workstream have introduced a TEC programme aligned with the national ambitions for STPs using Flo as an exemplar. Focuses of the programme include:
- Strengthening prevention and early intervention
- Improving productivity
- Tackling variations in care
- Developing enablers
- Upskilling the workforce
- Redesigning and improving healthcare services in all settings
The programme has now rolled out nationally supporting general practices to become more digitally-enabled whilst supporting respiratory conditions at scale. Promoting TEC and digital care not only gives patients the reassurance and confidence to manage their health at home, but it can also upskill clinicians, improve patient safety and improve clinical capacity.
Around 300 attendees have taken part in workshops so far across the country, giving them the opportunity to discuss the learning developed during their local TEC implementation. A number of attendees provided feedback that they would like to improve their digital capabilities, such as:
“ I would like to persuade the practice nurse team to use Flo Simple Telehealth to engage younger asthmatic patients ”“ Flo telehealth is a good way to monitor patients’ blood pressure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ”