myGP has rolled out its Affected person Questionnaires to over 2,400 GP practices with the intention to assist them seize affected person info extra effectively.
Developed by iPLATO Healthcare, the brand new instrument will assist to simplify how GP practices seize and retailer their affected person knowledge. It additionally affords an answer for monitoring those that are susceptible to creating well being circumstances or who’re already dwelling with a number of circumstances.
The Affected person Questionnaires ship pre-set questions by way of a weblink enabled SMS or by way of the myGP app. They are often scheduled prematurely and despatched to teams of pre-selected sufferers. Outcomes are then coded to sufferers’ medical information making it straightforward to maintain monitor of when questionnaires have been final accomplished.
Dr Preeti Shukla, NHS GP in East Lancashire mentioned: “It’s important that we proceed to observe these with long run circumstances, however we should additionally attain these with at the moment undiagnosed hypertension and begin their remedy programmes. The power to contact giant teams concurrently with out the necessity to manually enter particular person outcomes just isn’t solely time saving for the apply, but additionally doubtlessly lifesaving for sufferers.”
myGP is launching the instrument with two pre-set questionnaires for BMI and blood stress, with additional questionnaires for smoking standing, nervousness and melancholy, ethnicity and bespoke questionnaires following shortly.
Tobias Alpsten, CEO at iPLATO, added: “We’ve chosen to launch with Blood Stress and BMI as we all know, by way of conversations with our platform customers, there may be critical concern that failure to catch current, lockdown-linked weight acquire could create vital future problems for sufferers. Affected person Questionnaires will supply on the spot perception into potential well being dangers and guarantee sufferers are positioned on remedy programmes sooner moderately than later.
“As we proceed to roll out more and more focused Affected person Questionnaires, we hope to develop into the primary port of name for these seeking to evaluate and measure sufferers remotely.”
The Affected person Questionnaires are designed to make it straightforward for sufferers to make use of. It takes a matter for seconds for outcomes measured at residence or in a pharmacy (equivalent to weight or blood stress) to be entered. Sufferers are required to enter their date of start as an identification examine.
On the finish of 2019, myGP was made obtainable to all sufferers from practices utilizing TPP SystmOne, becoming a member of the practices who already used the app with EMIS. The brand new instrument is on the market to each EMIS and SystmOne customers and enhances an present 2-way SMS resolution already used for GP apply knowledge assortment.