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Quick Summary- A new wave of digitization has hit the UK healthcare market, especially in care delivery, as NHS trusts reimagine hospital care with Doccla, a med-tech startup is focusing on providing care through Patient monitoring systems. But exactly, What is remote patient monitoring? Be patient, and all your questions will be answered once you reach the end of this blog. So, make sure to read it whole.

Digitization has become a common fold in healthcare, especially primary care. And the fact that the healthcare sector had started going paperless almost 10 to 15 years ago is enough to prove the significance of digitization.

Again, the birth of Doccla was driven by the pandemic, as we saw with previous innovations. It fared out that overloaded clinics required technology such as patient monitoring systems to construct ‘virtual stations’ to track the trips inside and outside the hospital.

So, there you go, Doccla, a health-tech startup, has secured $3.3 million in seed funding for its patient remote monitoring system venture. The funding was led by Speedinvest and Giant Ventures.

What is remote patient monitoring? and what does Doccla do?

Let me put it this way. Using predictive analysis (AI), a patient monitoring system allows hospitals to know when beds will be freed up by the patients remotely with the help of wearable medical devices, thus helping to alleviate snags in the system.

Doccla is a UK-based health-tech startup that helps patients remotely monitor hospital wards and in their homes.

It was founded by tech entrepreneur Dag Larrson and health entrepreneur Martin Ratz. Claiming to have achieved a 20% reduction in A&E and a 29% reduction in emergency admissions. Doccla has saved “thousands of bed days for the NHS.”

With securing funding of $3.3 million for the ‘virtual ward’ platform, the firm provides a remote patient monitoring system that allows health workers such as doctors, clinicians, and nurses to watch patients at home and provide individual feedback through text and video visits. Doccla says patients at home can also be measured.

With their plan to expand into the European healthcare market, the funds raised will be used to develop IoT/IoMT technologies and AI-based predictive analytics for journal record systems.

Says Dag Larsson, Doccla’s CEO and co-founder. “The care provider may make use of our end-to-end virtual ward services and are exceedingly difficult for them to overlook. Now, the NHS is facing a tough winter season, and our technology is developing to help carers.”

“We are unique in the industry as we support the whole journey of patients (e.g., all last-mile activities like logistics, customer service, and even pre-configured mobile phones). This has made us punch over our weight significantly, and we have achieved contracts with incredibly high patients and clinicians”.

Benefits of a patient monitoring system like Doccla

Actuated by the pandemic, Doccla helps caregivers shift the patient care from swarming hospitals to the home, reducing the cost and patients feeling more comfortable.

At the same time, it assists the NHS and the hospitals with the help of its predictive analysis to find hospital beds without any delays.

With providing patient remote monitoring and medical care, Doccla also:

  • Comprises smartphones set up to submit their data for each patient, which can subsequently be seen on a laptop.

Plus: the Doccla encases an oxygen saturation sensor and a blood pressure thermometer as part of a patient remote monitoring system. With the Doccla management team, patients are allowed into the Doccla system and caregivers can move them between wards.

  • Using Doccla, care providers require less specialized personnel and fewer non-professionals. Let me give you an example,

With additional personnel, such as a doctor, a GP, a prescriber, a nurse manager, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, domestic workers, administrators and clergy, and kitchens. A nurse would take up 12-20 patients on a day-long basis to split the burden with another Registered Nurse and with two- to four Healthcare Assistants on the ward.

  • The positive aftermaths for the nursing staff. With the patient remote monitoring such as Doccla, they don’t have to be worried about the commute, and with NHS smart login they can work from the comfort of their homes. No exhausting, yourself in the sweat binding PPEs

Upon discharging the patient from their care, BOC collects oxygen cylinders, and Doccla drivers collect their remote monitoring kit upon being notified of the patient’s discharge by the caregiver.

  • Doccla claims with their patient remote monitoring there have been fewer readmissions, early discharges, and the costs have been lowered.

At the same time, with 95% patient compliance, 100% clinician approval, and 35% cost savings, telemetry monitoring such as Doccla have proved to be a remote nursing model of the future for sure.

The smooth workflow of the patient monitoring system:

workflow of the patient monitoring system


Here’s what a nurse using Doccla has to say about remote patient monitoring and its future

We got in touch with a nurse working with NHS trusts for this blog and recently started telemetry monitoring after Covid-19.

Sharing her experience, she said, “The ratio of staff to patient is quite less on virtual wards.”

In remote patient monitoring systems like Doccla, we still have doctors’ ward rounds with the remote process. The RPM kit is well-equipped with smartphones to make calls and visits via Microsoft teams, etc.

We are quite delighted to see patients in their own spaces and familiar surroundings, where they are not susceptible to hospital-bought infections. Patients are happy to take calls and quite welcoming towards the reassurances we offer as they are not disturbed by noises and other hospital hustle-bustle.

Ramping up the requirements on the NHS for continuous innovation. Patient monitoring systems such as Doccla are helping to maintain the primary healthcare potential.

“So far, the majority of staff and patients using this model of care have given positive reviews of the system.”

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