HN Launches Home Monitoring Pilot in Lewisham

Healthcare company and DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus, HN, have partnered with L2S2 Ltd and collaborated with Lewisham Health and Care Partnership (LHCP) to launch a home monitoring solution, which includes clinical coaching and virtual ward oversight, in the London Borough of Lewisham.

Funded jointly by London Borough of Lewisham and NHS South East London CCG (Lewisham), this pilot forms part of the LHCP’s new programme to support people innovatively using technology, in order to improve their wellbeing and help them to stay at home safely.

Developed specifically for LHCP, this home monitoring solution will help ease the pressure caused by Covid-19. Patients being supported via this service will have ongoing access to healthcare professionals who promote self-care and help manage anxieties associated with their condition. The solution allows for early safe discharge from hospital for patients with diabetes and respiratory disease as the service is run by registered nurses.  

Dr Ravi Sharma, Clinical Director, NHS South East London CCG (Lewisham) said:
I am excited that we have this pilot in Lewisham. Whenever there is better access to key health parameters, we doctors have greater confidence in our advice for patients to stay home or go to hospital. I believe in many circumstances, housebound patients with long term health conditions would have better health outcomes if clinicians had the ability to get accurate information in a less labour intensive way. This pilot addresses such aspects and in addition also adds health coaching support.

This pilot attempts to bridge a key gap by bringing access to more accurate advice and support to patients at home via digital technology. I am sure this pilot will live up to these expectations.”

Martin Wilkinson, Director of Integrated Care and Commissioning, Lewisham Council and NHS South East London CCG (Lewisham) said:
“We are delighted to be piloting the HN home monitoring solution in Lewisham.  Across our local health and care partnership, we are keen to utilise digital approaches to help to ease the pressure on our health and care system.  We expect this pilot to help reduce some of the additional pressure caused by the COVID pandemic and help to improve patients’ wellbeing whilst staying safely at home.  We very much look forward to seeing the results of the pilot.”

“HN’s values are very much aligned with DigitalHealth.London – to empower patients. Being on the Accelerator programme has supported HN’s growth by providing advice on the development of our services and connecting us with NHS organisations.’Joachim Werr, Founder and Executive Chair, HN

Lesley Soden, Programme Director of the Health Innovation Network’s Innovation Theme, said:
“We’re really pleased that a former DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company has been chosen to work with our partners to help solve health and care challenges in London.

“Our mission is to speed up the adoption of clinically proven innovation into the health and care system. This is one excellent outcome where we were able to support our health and care partners to identify digital solutions to help innovate their services and, most importantly, improve patient care. We will be working with HN to ensure this pilot is robustly evaluated to see what opportunities there might be for further spread and adoption.”

Creenagh Williamson, Chief Nursing Officer and COO, HN said:
“We continuously strive to support our colleagues in the NHS and so adapt our services to help them during the pandemic. Partnering with software company, L2S2 Ltd enables us to support early hospital discharge with nurse-led remote monitoring of patients via an App. The teams in Lewisham have embraced the use of technology to provide patients with the very best possible care, whilst creating capacity within the wider healthcare system.

Digital solutions sometimes fail to deliver the expected value, but by providing nurse support to build self-managing capabilities, coupled with an uncomplicated monitoring system, patients can become much more active and in control. We will be working with the LHCP and the NHS’s Health Innovation Network to evaluate the outcomes closely.”

HN is an alumnus of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme.

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is a collaborative programme funded by London’s three Academic Health Science Networks – UCL Partners, Imperial College Health Partners, and the Health Innovation Network, MedCity, CW+ and receives match funding from the European Regional Development Fund.