PatientView switches over to Patients Know Best
The UK Kidney Association UKKA (formerly the Renal Association) has contracted Patients Know Best (PKB) to re-platform its national patient-facing system - PatientView, to the PKB personal health records digital platform.
Patients Know Best is the largest provider of PHRs in Europe and currently contracted for over 12 million lives in the UK. [ADD/REMOVE this if relevant to your Trust : As you may be aware, this personal health record platform is also currently used trust-wide/ within our XXXX departments, to share health information with our patients and teams for the management of care.]
The current PatientView system provides renal patient’s in the UK with a view of their clinical data. The move to PKB is expected to benefit 74,000 patients receiving care and treatment for renal disease across 72 hospitals.
The new PKB system supports clinical transformation, offering patients and renal teams increased security, and advanced features and functionality for the management of renal disease, as well as any other health conditions the patient may have.
This means improved access to care plans, team-based messaging, appointment letters, and a range of other features to support patients with self-management. For example:
a personal journal - to help keep a record of any conditions or symptoms
resource library - access to information and support services
symptom tracker - a log of symptoms to share with teams (where applicable)
record sharing - with carers or extended health or care teams
connect wearable devices - to share data with teams in real-time
store important information - diagnoses, medications, allergies or clinical correspondence, all in one place.
A comprehensive technical and governance review has been completed by the UKKA and the implementation with our trust will begin from XXXX. This plan will be agreed with the trust and our respective Renal teams over the coming weeks. A PKB Renal Programme webpage has also been developed to help support patients and renal teams through the transition. This includes a package of training for staff where required.
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