New solution helps healthcare professionals tackle long term conditions management

19 March 2007 - Clinical Solutions has today launched its new system for the management of Long Term Medical Conditions (LTCs) at the Healthcare Computing show in Harrogate. The system will transform the way patients with long term conditions are provided for by healthcare services in Europe.


The Long Term Conditions Management programme enables GPs and nurses to more easily support care of patients with long term conditions. By placing patients' needs at the centre of the service, the case management and decision support software, integrated with telemonitoring devices, allows clinicians to support and advise patients on ongoing care without the need for a home visit or surgery appointment. 


The benefit of the system to healthcare professionals is that it will enable them to allocate a personalised level of care to patients with LTCs, and minimise any unnecessary in-patient hospital admissions or GP appointments. 


Jackie Rice-Haga, Director of Nursing from Clinical Solutions explains, "We must acknowledge the fact that there is an ageing population around the world that will require ongoing care. Within health services globally, there is an increasing need to use existing resources in the most appropriate way. This system utilises primary care givers' time more effectively to empower patients with long terms conditions to take more responsibility for how they look after themselves.


In addition, the system allows healthcare professionals to give acute triage at any point during the consultation if a problem is identified during their care.


The product can be linked to an internal knowledge management system so that services can be co-ordinated and is also linked to QoF scores for GPs.


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