General practice in a time of change:
where technology meets patient care

We’re on a mission to provide practices across the country with access to technology to help get you to the leading edge of primary care and innovation. Ready to meet the future of primary care?

Smart health check

with the Clinical Kiosk

The future of self-service patient health care management

The Clinical Kiosk is an automated health device. With its advancing technologies, it has great potential as a future time saver for both patient and practice.

Enjoy user-friendly technology

The clinical kiosk is interfaced with user-friendly technology that provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions, talking patients through each step of using the kiosk via a customisable voice recording.

Monitor patient health efficiently

The automated kiosk quickly measures, stores, and monitors patient data so that patients and practitioners can more efficiently manage routine health checks in real-time, and with greater patient control and flexibility.

Reshape the future of primary care

The automated kiosk offers a vision of the future that:

Saves your time: allowing more time to consult and interact with your patients, discussing results, trends, and further management options

Enhances routine monitoring: improving the speed and efficiency of tracking and identifying stable or changing trends in patient health

Encourages health care self-management: improving patients’ ability to effectively monitor their own health, encouraging patients to become more involved and proactive in managing personal health care

Improves patient-practice collaboration: promotes active teamwork between patient and practice to monitor and manage patient health with regular, routine health checks

Use the Clinical Kiosk to calculate BMI and self-measure...

When using the Clinical Kiosk, patients or practice staff can:

  • Interact with the kiosk directly using a 21.5-inch LCD colour touch screen display
  • Listen to instructions through voice broadcast (customisable with multi-language capability)
  • Measure body height with contactless ultrasonic measurement (accuracy ± 0.5 cm; range 50 to 200 cm)
  • Measure body weight with digital scales that are positioned low to the ground, wide and sturdy, reducing stumbling hazards for frail patients
  • Measure body composition with bioelectrical impedance analysis, including fat free mass and body fat percentage using hand-held electrodes
  • Measure blood pressure with a calibrated hospital-grade sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff height is adjustable both manually and automatically)
  • Print results immediately with a thermal or A4 printer
  • Move the kiosk easily with wheels

Smart monitoring

with the Clinical Kiosk

The future of self-service patient health care management

Integrate our advancing decision support software with the Clinical Kiosk for a smarter, more efficient means of monitoring and managing patient health, including regular or routine Blood Pressure (BP), or weight and body composition checks.

Blood Pressure (BP) checks for patients with hypertension:

  • Patients with hypertension book/request a check-up with the Clinical Kiosk
  • Patient scans/signs-in, allowing the Clinical Kiosk to access patient data
  • If BP falls within the agreed range for the individual/specific patient, patients will receive an automatic prompt for a routine BP follow-up with the Clinical Kiosk in 3-6 months’ time, enabling appointment-free prescribing of long-term antihypertensives
  • If BP falls well outside the agreed/expected range, the patient will be prompted to make an appointment with their GP within the timeframe determined by the severity of the result (i.e. urgent vs. routine)
  • If BP falls slightly outside of the agreed range, the patient will be prompted to check-in and re-measure with the Clinical Kiosk in approximately one month’s time

Weight and body composition checks for patients who might be at greater risk of malnutrition or cachexia:

  • By integrating the Clinical Kiosk’s weight, BMI and body composition data with PMS and our decision support software, we aim to continue developing a smart, efficient monitoring and management system that can be used to help detect those at greater risk of malnutrition (particularly in older patients) or cachexia (in those with chronic terminal conditions)
  • Using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) algorithm, our decision support software will work to calculate the risk of malnutrition with the kiosk output and provide advice on management, including prompts for scheduling follow-up appointments if required

Our new decision support software is currently in development. Watch this space!

Introducing our vision of

Long-Term Condition Appointment Guides

General practice is under pressure with strained resources and increasing demand from people with long-term conditions (LTC), multimorbidity and the ageing population. Reducing the frequency of face-to-face appointments for people with stable LTCs will help reduce the pressure on practices, allowing staff to focus on those with high needs, unstable health conditions or acute presentations.

The frequency of practice appointments for the majority of patients with stable LTCs could be reduced from the usual three monthly follow up to six, nine- or twelve-month reviews.

Find the solution in automated Long-Term Condition Appointment Guides (LTC AG)

An LTC AG applies to patients with an LTC (e.g. COPD, Diabetes or Hypertension) who have requested an appointment with their practice or have a scheduled recall appointment. It provides clear guidance in relation to whether they need to be seen and if so by which member of the clinical team. It can also determine whether a face to face or virtual appointment is most suitable. Guidance may simply lead to a repeat automated prescription.

The LTC AG will offer a revised model of long-term condition patient care, including:

A wide range of resources

  • Relevant and current clinical guidelines – national or international; key articles from bpacnz
  • Current Models of Care or national guides
  • Key issues in medicines optimisation e.g. automated guidance on PPI, gabapentinoid use
  • Links to validated self-management plans e.g. asthma action plans, COPD breathlessness plan, HF plan
  • Patient resources, support groups

A wide range of resources

  • Summary of condition with important principles of management and links to appropriate resources

Common co-morbidities and associated risks

  • Major considerations that may affect management including monitoring considerations and appropriate and optimal medicine selection

Guidance or criteria on stability of condition

  • Characteristics of a stable condition with evidence-based guidance if available or expert opinion. Consideration of the impact of co-morbidities.
  • Alerts for possible red flags; practitioners’ attention will be drawn to possible red flags or alarms in a patient’s condition
  • Referral criteria for practice nurse or clinical pharmacist to consider at interim reviews
  • Guidance on managing change in condition status, including any signs of improvement, deterioration or emergent conditions

Recommendations if condition stable

  • Timing of clinical review e.g. 6, 9 or 12 months
  • Recommendations for interim appointments and follow up to monitor disease management, identify any medicine-related problems and check that any required monitoring is up to date. Interim appointments can be made with practice nurses, clinical pharmacists, or even where possible, advancing technologies such as the clinical kiosk (for measurements such as blood pressure).
  • Recommendations for virtual appointments where possible/applicable
  • Engaging patient in self-management to identify those with a need for urgent review

Important considerations and additional advice

Medicines management, including guidance on:

  • Appropriate use
  • Adherence
  • Prescribing/treatment optimisation
  • ADRs detection and management

Disease management, including guidance on::

  • Self-management
  • Action plans
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Co-morbidities
  • Changing condition status

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