virtual wardA 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.