PHM is a diverse tool. Patients can text their GP with anything from their BMI, BP or state of mind, all of which can be automatically recorded in the patient’s record (and read coded).
PHM is ideal for remote monitoring of patients with COPD, Diabetes, Asthma and Hypertension etc. Patients can submit readings taken at home by SMS, email from their mobile, smart phone, PC or tablet computer and automatically updates their own medical record.
Currently PHM is being trialled across four different CCG's but its too early to demonstrate long term outcomes.
Patient health Monitor is part of the wider system called MJog. MJog reduces DNA's rates by an average of 50%.
Benefits of Patient Health Monitor
* Reduce A&E admissions – allows closer monitoring of recently discharged at risk patients. Automated messages sent to patients asking them to comment on their feeling of wellbeing to e.g. mood rating when prescribed SSRI.
* Time saving – automatically records results into clinical system and patient’s record.
* Greater engagement with patients – they respond better to SMS responding with their results and taking appropriate advice or action sent via SMS.
* Assists treatment decisions – more accurate and up to date data for you to evaluate and make decisions for the patient’s health.
*Monitoring patient results cuts consultation time – Health patterns by patient plotted in MJog – improves compliance and accuracy.
*Encourages greater self-care – reduces the need for unnecessary appointments. you can find further information here http://www.mjog.com/products/mjog-patient-health-monitor/