EMIS Health partners with Arc Health to give GPs the ability to remotely examine care home patients from their surgery

25 Jun 2020

EMIS Health is pleased to announce a partnership with Arc Health that will allow customers to remotely assess care home residents using remote examination technology.

EMIS Health is pleased to announce a partnership with Arc Health that will allow customers to remotely assess care home residents using remote examination technology.

The partnership allows GP surgeries to undertake virtual ward rounds, minimising care home visits and preventing unnecessary hospitalisation of residents, in addition to reducing transmission of COVID-19.

GPs that have been struggling to attend care home residences can now conduct regular appointments via video and measure patient observations with connected devices.

Arc moves beyond a simple video call with the doctor by giving the patient access to a connected stethoscope, pulse oximeter, blood pressure monitor, contactless thermometer, and a close inspection camera to check the ear, throat and skin.

With the addition of diagnostics, Arc can diagnose and treat an additional 75% of conditions compared to other solutions, with just 6% of consultations requiring a follow-up face-to-face consultation.

The NHS-approved technology from Arc saves crucial time spent travelling to and from care homes, as well as offering a convenient and cost-effective way to enhance support for residents and meet obligations for regular monitoring.

The partnership comes as remote consultations have become an essential channel to reduce the spread of infectious diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The NHS wants to use digital technology to widen access to healthcare services in the most effective and equitable way possible, and we are responding by providing our customers with the tools to deliver ‘digital-first’ primary care.”

Suzy Foster, Chief Executive of EMIS Health

Dr Zubair Ahmed, Chief Executive of Arc Health said: “We see the challenges that have been placed on our NHS by recent events and the need to offer greater support and monitoring to care home residents. For practices considering how to enhance their services to care homes, this partnership with EMIS Health provides a safe way to manage demand now and in the future, as many of our customers recognise.”

EMIS Health customers can discuss Arc Health with their account managers or click here for more information.