Digital patient participation is in the spotlight, and we hope that it is here to stay. The patient is in the center of it all, and we at CheckWare notice that more and more healthcare providers are looking for a tool that increases patient participation.
Several of our customers reports that the patients receive help more quickly, but also that the quality of the treatment improves when the patient him- or herself gets to participate in the process.
To this date, more than 370,000 patients have provided information about their state of health and made their needs visible through CheckWare, regardless of physical appointments with their health care provider.
Using CheckWare, these patients have responded to clinical assessments in which they tell healthcare professionals how they are doing. They do this digitally through either mobile, PC or tablet, anytime and anywhere. When patient participation becomes easy, it is also used to a greater extent:
In both May and June, more than 100,000 new clinical assessments were issued in CheckWare. The last of all the Norwegian health trusts was activated in CheckWare in June. We therefore expect a strong increase in use of clinical assessments also in the future.
This summer, CheckWare passed 5 million digital clinical assessments. Assessment number 5 million was registered at Lovisenberg DPS, a customer who is considered a veteran in digital patient participation using CheckWare. CheckWare celebrated this milestone by sending a celebratory cake to Lovisenberg DPS.
In total, the 370,000 respondents have now answered more than 5.2 million clinical assessments in CheckWare. This gives an average of about 14 assessments per patient, and a lot of time saved for both the patient and the clinician.
Before CheckWare, this would have corresponded to about 14 paper-based assessments and physical appointments at the treatment site for the patient, and a lot of time spent on administrative tasks per patient.
Now, healthcare professionals can spend less time on administrative tasks such as obtaining information, processing, documenting and transferring to medical records, and more time on the treating of the patient.