NaviHospital to Home

NaviHospital to Home is an innovative patient safety system enabling more people to have safer, happier and healthier lives, confidently supported at home by a unique Medication Administration and risk reduction system. Currently patients are kept waiting in hospitals and occupy beds as Local Authorizes has not been able to make arrangements for accepting patients in the community. Transition period of patient between hospital and the community provided by hospital will make the bed/room immediately available. The patients will be more comfortable with the continuity of service by hospital during the transition period.

“Our estimate of the gross cost to NHS is £820m, of the older patients in hospital beds who are no longer in need of acute treatment.” NAO May 2016
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The System will not only help NHS to meet bed shortage and waiting list, but also CQC requirements and patient satisfaction. It also enable hospital based clinicians to control and monitor patient at home. The carers can get connected to a closed group of selected people to share the current physical condition of the patient through video conferencing facility introduced in the system. This unique feature helps reduces mistakes at the point of care and triggers alerts for any adverse drug reaction (ADR) symptoms or vital signs by prompting text messages. This leads to early action, thus reducing the impact of harm and saving money and lives.

It has been recognized that unnecessary time in hospital can be very harmful especially to frail older patients, exposing them to other risks, such as hospital acquired infections, and often leading to extended stays away from home. Currently patients are kept waiting in hospital and occupy bed as LA has not been able to make arrangements for accepting patients in the community. Transition period of patient between hospital and the community provided by hospital will make the bed/ room becoming available immediately.

Hospital to Home - As per National Audit Office (NAO) and Department of Health directives, 26 MAY 2016:

Cost of treating elderly in hospital

It is estimated 4 million older people in the UK (36% of people aged 65-74 and 47% of those aged 75+) have a limiting longstanding illness. This equates to 40% of all people aged 65+.

  • 70% or £32.55 billion was spent on care of older people wards
  • 3% or £ 1.36 was spent on supported discharge process
  • 1% or 0.46 billion was spent on admissions avoidance in A&E
  • To reduce the cost and at the same time provide service
  • Navihome patient safety system will enable more people to have safer, happier and healthier lives, confidently supported at home by a unique Medication Administration and risk reduction system.
  • This will also enable NHS to cut down 70% cost treating patients in ward and look after the patient at home. Also our system will avoid unnecessary admission to A&E
  • Each hospital bed costs an average of £303 per day. The average cost to NHS for 2015 for care of each older people bed was £99,583
  • The additional cost of looking after the patient at home and using system to avoid unnecessary admission will be fraction of its 32.55 billion spent on patient treated in older people ward, and providing better service within the budget

Our unique solution helps reduces mistakes at the point of care and triggers alerts for any Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) symptoms or health data by prompting text messages. This leads to early action, thus reducing the impact of harm and saving money and lives. This avoids any litigations and charge of corporate manslaughter.

After discharge, continuity of care isespecially important for older patients as they are more likely tobe in hospital for longer; if they are frail, a stayin hospital can be life-changing; and, regrettably, in some hospitals and somewards, older patients are exposed to unacceptable standards of care.Patients and carers may experience problems with care planning, communicationand most importantly co-ordination by LA.

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Discharge Summary procedures:

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  • Quick Discharge with a comprehensive Patient Discharge Report
  • Letter to GP with hospital stay summary, lab and test reports, discharge notes and prescribed medication
  • Complete list of medication, instructions and MAR sheet for patients to take home
  • Electronic check-put of patient’s personal belongings
  • Complete transfer of patient’s therapies into the home setting
  • Instant bed/ room availability for other patients
  • Automated discharge process in minutes, which could hours to complete and helps to minimizes bed blocking

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  • Initiates automated discharge process in minutes, which could otherwise take hours to complete, and helps to minimize bed blocking
  • Provides Electronic Medication Administration for medication supplied by hospital/ local pharmacies
  • Provides schedule of services to be provided to the patient
  • Provides timely alerts for patient allergies, missed or late drug administrations, drugs low in stock, repeat medication etc.
  • Ensures correct dosage and intervals for PRN drugs
  • Sends immediate texts/emails/MMS to doctor and hospital if a patient reacts adversely to some drug or health data alerts to reduce the impact of harm; early action can save lives
  • Facilitates Electronic Care Plans, scored assessments and vital signs charts
  • Provides comprehensive audit with detailed search facility.

It is also relevant for Hospice to Home as well.

The Communication portal

The Communication portal - promotes direct communication between Hospital, Social Services, GP and if required patient/relative. The dash board will have the messaging facility between hospitals, GP, local authorities, service providers etc. It also has alerts for any new message.

Just the dash board and the doc lib from NaviCare at home. No input of data here.

Its document library will store:

  • Electronic Medicine Administration Record
  • Care plans
  • Services contracted and provided
  • Calendar
  • Hospital stay reports
  • Medical reports
  • Get to know me: Patient likes and dislikes, any help required, patient contacts etc.

We believe good communication between various entities helps re-admission to hospital within 30 days, to be cut down by 50%. It will enable focusing more on care with fewer resources.

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