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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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
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.
Our solution gives both flexibility and longevity as new product lines can be simply added to the virtual ward with minimal cost.
Many residents have used it to pass on comments so in a way I have used it as a virtual ward surgery, with follow ups to queries responded either by face-to-face meeting, telephone call or email.
Come rain or shine, Debbie and Sandra - who work on the North Solihull Virtual Ward Team - are on the road, providing excellent care in the homes of a roster of patients with long-term conditions.
He added: "This is not the first cardiac arrest of a virtual ward patient and at some point in the future there may well be another cardiac arrest on the virtual ward if overcrowding continues.
Instead these two-dimensional characters are convalescing in a virtual ward created by software engineering students at University of Central England.
The team behind the Powys Virtual Ward has already received wide praise, and an NHS Wales Award, for their work supporting frail older people who are at risk of emergency hospitalisation, to remain in their homes.
The virtual ward puts the patient at the centre, ensuring that health professionals and third sector colleagues work together, to deliver early care in the heart of the community.