virtual ward

virtual ward

A predictive modelling tool used by primary care trusts (PCTs) in the UK to identify high-risk populations which might benefit from early healthcare and social interventions, including providing care in the users’ homes.

Virtual Wards’ Objectives
• Act on evidence-based predictive risk modelling to reduce hospitalisation;
• Provide multidisciplinary case management;
• Serve as a communications hub for those caring for complex patients;
• Offer intuitive working systems that appeal to patients and clinicians.
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The beds will be staffed on the basis of clinical need and the clinics enhanced by greater use of technology, including a form of virtual ward.
For myself I can do less routine clinics and spend more time looking after community hospital patients and "virtual ward" patients who are at home but get visited by a team who concentrate on keeping them out of hospital.
Debbie and Sandra and all the virtual ward team, Virtual Ward North Solihull ?
* A group of nurses who created a virtual ward so they could show colleagues how it really felt to be a patient
A "virtual ward round" is carried out every day to ensure that patients are being seen by the right people at the right time and that they are receiving the right treatment.
- Princess Margaret Hospital - "Hospital @Home: Virtual Ward in Princess Margaret Hospital", Hong Kong
This study represents a qualitative evaluation of the intervention by community matrons in the health care pathway of patients with long-term conditions admitted to the virtual ward.
It will also include physiotherapy, pharmacy and outpatient services, as well as the local virtual ward to help care for patients with long-term health problems.
"This arose from the findings of the coroner in the case of a man who died in a co-called 'virtual ward' off the A&E Department in Tallaght and another man who suffered a heart attack in a chair while awaiting admission.
Our solution gives both flexibility and longevity as new product lines can be simply added to the virtual ward with minimal cost."