“It enables us to focus resources on those patients who need support, and at their time of need. The novel visualisation tools enable us to see critical details at a glance, releasing more time to care, and by using wearables, monitoring and notification technology – combined with secure communication to clinical systems – we are providing patients with an electronically-enabled safety net. This level of direct engagement helps clinicians monitor and understand the nature of someone’s epilepsy and seizures and respond immediately with alterations to drugs, for example. This has significant quality of life benefits for the patient, and cost benefits to the health service by reducing outpatient and emergency department visits, preventing hospital admissions and cutting medication bills.”
Dr Rupert Page, consultant neurologist at Poole Hospital and clinical lead for the Dorset Epilepsy Service.