Today Etc., the digital and startup incubation hub of BT Group, launched the second phase of its NHS digital preventative remote care with a digital platform initiative designed to prevent, detect, and manage cardiovascular disease through early monitoring and pre-emptive intervention.
It identifies, monitors, and reduces the risk of serious cardiovascular events.
The platform enables healthcare professionals to monitor patients remotely, and patients can upload their vitals and biometrics from anywhere via an app.
This will now be rolled out across 26 GP practices amongst 228,000 people based in Warrington, Cheshire, and is estimated to prevent over 80 strokes and heart attacks by helping shift the NHS’s approach to care from reactive to preventative.
This announcement follows the success of Etc.’s first pilot earlier this year in Northwest England, which treated 1,090 eligible at-risk patients and potentially prevented 30 potential cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes within just seven months of implementing the solution.
Etc. has also developed a Smart Practice offering, supporting GP demand management and improving patient experience by connecting cloud-based telephony with digital access and providing patients with an easier way to book appointments, tests, and request medication.
Etc. also announced today that it will begin trials of retrofitting green street cabinets traditionally used for broadband and phone cabling storage for use as EV charging units.