Clinical: beetrootDMARD, beetrootCANCER, beetrootPROMS
Problem: patients living with autoimmune disease or cancer require regular blood testing and other investigations and these need monitoring to ensure stability before re-prescribing and to identify deterioration. This is time consuming and risk-prone – patients can get ‘lost’ so that deteriorations and recurrence of disease isn’t spotted quickly enough to avoid unnecessary interventions.
Solution: use beetroot digital technology to help check enrolled patients’ health and wellbeing stability and identify issues as early as possible.
Where: in secondary and primary care.
Public Health: beetrootCCARD, beetrootSTART
Problem: auditing the performance of sexual health advice and vitamin distribution services is cumbersome and inaccurate.
Solution: use beetroot digital technology to help collect relevant data in a distributed way and then audit and report on those data to indicate performance of the schemes.
Where: in the community.
Here’s a powerful testimony to the importance of using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (beetrootPROMs) questionnaires with patients from one of our clinical customers at Mid and South Essex ICB:
‘I just wanted to let you know the success that we have had with beetrootPROMS with one particular patient. He has received his PROM [questionnaire] and has expressed concerns with his emotional well being on the returned questionnaire. When I called him in regards to the comments made, he informed me that he had been feeling this way for a while but was unable to verbally express himself when we spoke on the telephone. By writing it down, he felt that the door had been opened and was then able to talk when I initiated the conversion.
He said that without the questionnaire being sent he would have carried on, struggling with his mental health. He has since been referred to counselling and the living well with cancer programme, and is very thankful for the new aspect of our service that meant he felt able and safe to share his feeling.’