There is no doubt that the continuing use of paper-based / spreadsheet processes in the area of Continuing Healthcare Assessments (CHC) causes delay to the process. As recently reported in The Times, more than 2,500 people have been waiting more than the 28-day time limit for an assessment, with a quarter of those having waited for more than six months.
Industry voice: Delays in transferring patients out of the acute hospital setting to continuing care have hit the headlines during a difficult winter for the NHS. Resources are stretched to the limit, but digitising key processes which can facilitate this transfer of care could save millions and vastly improve the patient experience, says IEG4’s Paul Tomlinson
IEG4 is working with five trailblazing clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to digitise and automate the process of helping people move from hospital to other settings where they can be assessed to ensure that their continuing health care needs are met.
Paul Tomlinson, CEO and Founder of IEG4 Limited, techUK Local Public Services Committee Chair, continues to argue that technology is not the inhibiting factor in the delivery of Place-based Care. Rather, it’s politics, people and perfectionism that are stifling.
Paul Tomlinson, CEO and Founder of IEG4 Limited, TechUK Local Public Services Committee Chair, argues that technology is not the inhibiting factor in the delivery of Place-Based Care. Rather, it’s politics, people and perfectionism that are stifling progress.