Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4946

Date Request Received: 11/03/2019 15:12:04

Date Request Replied To: 12/04/2019 12:53:00

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Request Summary: Remote patient monitoring system

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
Does your organization presently promote/or endorse a (RPM) remote patient monitoring system to capture vital signs or other health related measurements post discharge from hospital and whilst a patient is residing in their own home or being cared for in a non-acute environment such as community hospital/hospice/residential or care home - (Measurement examples being blood pressure/weight/temperature/Oxygen Saturation/EWS/ pulse/glucose etc.)?
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
If the answer to Q1 is NO –

a) Within the next 2 years, is telemedicine/ RPM, something that the Trust would consider as a way of either reducing hospital admissions, promoting an earlier discharge and/or recognizing and acting upon patient deterioration sooner?

b) If the Trust is not considering RPM for suitable patients (able to take their own readings or have a relative who can do this for them) – is there a reason why this is not being considered either on a per Trust basis or part of an agreement with the CCG?
Answer To Question 2:
The Trust digital strategy is looking at how digital can enable care to be delivered differently and support patients receiving an outstanding experience at SFT, however plans have not progressed beyond appreciating the range of technology available.
Question Number 3:
If the answer to Q1 is YES – RPM is presently used for some discharged patients- could you please detail –

a) the system type/name/supplier
b) When this came into use and when the contract expires
c) Who funds home monitoring, is this the CCG, the Acute Trust or a combination of both or other organization (e.g. charity/STP)?
d) How much this cost per patient or per year for multiple patients
e) What patient data is captured & is there measurements you would like to capture but cannot achieve at the moment?
f) What systems does this data feed into – e.g.GP systems & supplier
g) Has there been any analysis of this data to demonstrate that remote patient monitoring from home has:
• Reduced patient re-admissions into hospital
• Expedited the discharge process
• Improved “follow up” care post discharge – reminding patients to take medications/ monitor on-going health measurements etc.
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
Who is the main person(s)/ decision maker (s) – who would probably be responsible for the decision to use remote patient monitoring post discharge? (Name/title/contact details etc.)
Answer To Question 4:
The decision is actually through governance not one individual.
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