Broomwell’s Life-Saving Cardiac Telemedicine Solution Wins Prestigious NHS Award
06 May, 2008 – The Lancashire and South Cumbria (LSC) Cardiac Network has won the NHS North West Health and Social Care award as a result of its deployment of Broomwell’s life-saving telemedical ECG monitoring service.
The award was won for the category Innovative Information & Communication Technology, which recognises the use of pioneering solutions of information to improve the delivery of services for patients, service users or carers.
In partnership with the Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority the LSC Cardiac Network carried out a 12-month pilot of Broomwell’s telemedical monitoring services in Cumbria and Lancashire. The pilot involved 15 GP practices and two NHS walk-in centres, which were recruited by the LSC Cardiac Network.
The report from the pilot has demonstrated Broomwell’s advanced monitoring service could save 90,000 A&E visits and 45,000 hospital admissions and has also estimated the minimum savings to the NHS from use of telemedical ECG tests at £46 million per year, simply by cutting unnecessary hospital admissions and A&E visits for symptoms of chest pain.
The pilot also showed that easy access to ECG tests through this technology can save hundreds of lives each year by early detection of heart problems, before irreversible heart damage is done. Data from the pilot showed 82% of patients receiving ECGs did not need to go to hospital (neither A&E nor outpatients) following the test – giving rapid reassurance, and reducing stress and anxiety.
Joe Rafferty, NHS North West director of commissioning and strategy said: “The pilot has clearly demonstrated the benefits telemedicine can bring to both patients and the NHS. The official pilot report indicates high patient satisfaction and the feedback from the surgeries is also extremely positive. Winning this award confirms the effectiveness of this type of service and if used on a national level it could generate huge savings for the NHS.”
The telemedical ECG service has also proven to be successful during a 12-month trial across five PCTs (53 surgeries) in Greater Manchester supervised by the Greater Manchester and Cheshire (GMC) Cardiac Network.
In the official GMC report GPs said that 63.7% of patients would have been referred to hospital if the telemedical ECG service had not been available to them. Over the 12-month period, this equates to nearly 2,377 referrals to secondary care prevented by using the service, and the calculated cost savings within this pilot amounted to £ 262,927. The service is now deployed across 10 PCTs in Greater Manchester.
Joshua Rowe, Chairman for Broomwell Healthwatch believes far larger savings are easily achievable. He said: “based on the data from the two pilots the telemedical ECG service, if translated nationally across some 10,500 surgeries, would generate savings of around £ 98,000,000 per annum.
“As well as saving millions for the NHS this service enhances patient convenience and empowers them with more choice. It is a real win-win for everyone.”
Broomwell’s cardiac monitoring service provides non-specialist GPs with expert cardiac diagnostic support. Practice nurses carry out ECG readings and the results are transmitted as a sound signal by telephone to Broomwell’s 24 hour monitoring centre in Manchester, whose staff provide an immediate verbal evaluation, followed by a written report, emailed back to the surgery in minutes.
The Broomwell telemedical service is now being operated by virtually all of the PCTs in the Greater Manchester region, PCTs in Cumbria and Lancashire, Somerset PCT, Southampton PCT, HM prisons and numerous other health screening organisations.
*The full report is available from the website of the NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Cardiac Network, visit http://www.lsccardiacnetwork.nhs.uk
Caption: Image of Broomwell’s 12-Lead ECG
Press contacts: Craig Coward / Priya Mistry, Context, 01625 511966
About BroomWell Healthwatch
The company was established in 2004 to provide telemedical monitoring services to GPs, Walk-in Centres, Community Hospitals and private individuals. Broomwell’s solutions include the wristwatch-like MiniClinic, which is linked to the company’s monitoring centre by a home base station, 12-lead portable ECGs, and weight control solutions for congestive heart failure. These are supported by Broomwell’s 24-hour cardiac monitoring centre, which is staffed by experienced cardiology-trained clinicians giving immediate, expert interpretation of ECGs.
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release Broomwell’s Life-Saving Cardiac Telemedicine Solution Wins Prestigious NHS Award here
News-ID: 43862 • Views: 2206
More Releases from Broomwell Healthwatch
Telemedical ECG Service Helps Save North Sea Gas and Oil Industry Offshore Worke …
ECG monitoring from Broomwell helps deliver emergency services to oil and gas rig workers and prevents unnecessary hospital visits 24 June, 2008 – Telemedical ECG monitoring from Broomwell Healthwatch is helping to save lives by providing immediate, offshore cardiac diagnosis for the industry’s oil and gas rig workers, and cutting the cost of healthcare for the North Sea oil and gas industry. Abermed, medical services provider to the North Sea oil
More Releases for ECG
ECG Cable and ECG Lead Wires Market
Allied Market Research (USA, Oregon, Portland) Published Latest Report titled, ‘ECG Cable and ECG Lead Wires Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2020-2027’. This market research study determines the increase in changes and the aspects which are likely to have an impact on the growth of the ECG Cable and ECG Lead Wires Market. Increased demand for the technologies is also one of the factors, which are likely to boost
ECG Cable and ECG Lead Wires Market Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026
Electrocardiograph machines are used to measure the electrical activity of a patient’s heart. The electrical activity of the heart is recorded with the help of 12-lead ECGs and 10 electrodes placed on patient’s limbs and surface of the chest. Furthermore, ECG applies to monitor the patient’s emergency situation to obtain quick results of heart’s size, position of heart chambers, the rate of the heart, rhythm, and any damage to heart
Diagnostic Electrocardiograph (ECG) Market Report 2018: Segmentation by Product …
Global Diagnostic Electrocardiograph (ECG) market research report provides company profile for Fukuda Denshi, Welch Allyn, Mortara Instrument, NIHON KOHDEN, GE Healthcare, Philips, BioTelemetry, Suzuken and Others. This market study includes data about consumer perspective, comprehensive analysis, statistics, market share, company performances (Stocks), historical analysis 2012 to 2017, market forecast 2018 to 2025 in terms of volume, revenue, YOY growth rate, and CAGR for the year 2018 to 2025, etc. The
ECG Cables and ECG Lead Wires Market succouring demand 2025
Global ECG Cables and ECG Lead Wires Market: Snapshot ECG cables and lead wires are a key equipment needed for electrocardiography, a monitoring technique used in several cardiac diseases. The global ECG cables and lead wires market has thus been driven primarily by the rising prevalence of cardiovascular conditions among the modern urban demographic and the growth of the geriatric demographic, which has led to rising demand for cardiac monitoring equipment.
Global ECG cables and ECG leadwires Sales Market industry Report 2017
A fresh report has been added to the wide database of Market Research Hub (MRH). The research study is titled “Global ECG cables and ECG leadwires Sales Market” which encloses important data about the production, consumption, revenue and market share, merged with information related to the market scope and product overview. The report anticipates that the sector for Medical Equipments would rise at a positive CAGR during the period 2017-2022.
ECG Equipment & Management System Market Analysis By Type (Holter Monitors, Rest …
Introduction Electrocardiogram (ECG) devices record and test the cardio activity electrically. The electrical impulse that is generated by cardiac tissues is recorded by ECG by polarization and depolarization mechanism. ECG devices are of excessive help to physicians and cardiologist for proper and early detection of cardiac disorders and diagnosis like inflammation of heart, abnormal heart rhythm, congenital heart defect, poor supply of blood to the arteries and many more. ECG stress