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Remote Patient Monitoring

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If you are or would like to be involved with Remote Patient Monitoring – Lifeguard you will access this via a website or Application on a mobile device. Please contact us at digital.health@gphn.org.au for further information.

Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring with Lifeguard

Audience Benefits
General practice, health service
Greater ability to prioritise patients needing urgent attention Real-time understanding of the acuity of monitored patient cohort Reduced unplanned hospitalisations Enhanced patient satisfaction Improved ability to recall based on clinical needs
General practitioners / practice nurses /care coordinators
Greater ability to prioritise patients needing urgent attention Real-time understanding of the acuity of monitored patient cohort Reduced unplanned hospitalisations Increased ability to understand patient symptoms / problems prior to appointment, resulting in more efficient and focused use of time
Hospitals and health services
Gain a real-time understanding of monitored patient cohort Reduced unplanned hospitalisations and reduced length of stay Enhanced patient satisfaction Improved ability to recall based on clinical needs Greater ability to prioritise and triage patients needing urgent attention Reduced exacerbation of conditions requiring urgent attention
Patients
Improved quality of life Improved health and wellbeing Improved patient engagement and positive behavioural change Improved confidence in the safety net provided by primary care, and remote monitoring from hospitals Reduced unplanned hospitalisations and readmission
Health system
Reduced unplanned hospitalisations Reduced emergency/urgent care presentations Ability to include acute care clinicians in ‘virtual care team’
General
Contribution to evidence and research investigation leading to replicable model of care and scale up model

Practitioners in general practices, as well as providers in clinics/hospitals/bush nursing centres, can scale their ability to care for patients in between visits. This is especially beneficial for patients who have chronic and complex health conditions. Clinicians can enrol their patients in Lifeguard via a simple email invitation. Patients enter their own information in an online registration and install the Lifeguard app on their Android or iPhone smartphone.

Whether you are a patient or a caregiver supporting a patient, Lifeguard provides a “virtual safety net” making it easy for your healthcare team to monitor symptoms and possible side effects to therapy.

With Lifeguard you can:

  • Record symptoms and track vital measures
  • Receive alerts and guidance when to contact your provider for clinical support
  • Get reminders and stay on plan
  • Invite family members to support your care

How does using Lifeguard benefit the provider?

Provider Benefits
General practice, health service
Greater ability to prioritise patients needing urgent attention Real-time understanding of the acuity of monitored patient cohort Reduced unplanned hospitalisations Enhanced patient satisfaction Improved ability to recall based on clinical needs
General practitioners / practice nurses /care coordinators
Greater ability to prioritise patients needing urgent attention Real-time understanding of the acuity of monitored patient cohort Reduced unplanned hospitalisations Increased ability to understand patient symptoms / problems prior to appointment, resulting in more efficient and focused use of time
Hospitals and health services
Gain a real-time understanding of monitored patient cohort Reduced unplanned hospitalisations and reduced length of stay Enhanced patient satisfaction Improved ability to recall based on clinical needs Greater ability to prioritise and triage patients needing urgent attention Reduced exacerbation of conditions requiring urgent attention
Patients
Improved quality of life Improved health and wellbeing Improved patient engagement and positive behavioural change Improved confidence in the safety net provided by primary care, and remote monitoring from hospitals Reduced unplanned hospitalisations and readmission
Health system
Reduced unplanned hospitalisations Reduced emergency/urgent care presentations Ability to include acute care clinicians in ‘virtual care team’
General
Contribution to evidence and research investigation leading to replicable model of care and scale up model

How do I get involved with Remote Patient Monitoring and Lifeguard?

If you would like to be involved or your practice and would like a demonstration of Remote Patient Monitoring – Lifeguard, please contact us at digital.health@gphn.org.au for further information.

Gippsland PHN provides Lifeguard to assist practices to manage their chronic disease and COVID-19 positive patients.

There is currently no direct cost to the practice. Lifeguard is currently licensed to eligible practices for the term of their contract with Gippsland PHN.

The provision of Lifeguard to general practices may require an agreement for the practice to send de-identified patient data to Gippsland PHN for population health planning, advocacy initiatives, other quality improvement and evaluation activities by Gippsland PHN. It may also be used for ethics approved research purposes to benefit Australians’ health, the health care system in conjunction with third parties such as universities and other research centres.

For patients to be involved, they will need to receive an invitation from their managing practice. It is strongly advised that patients do not download the app on their phone until prompted to do so during the invitation process.

How Do I Get Lifeguard?

3 EASY STEPS TO GET STARTED

Step 1: Install Lifeguard Mobile App

LifeguardMobile is available in the App Store & Google Play. Search LIFEGUARDMOBILE and install.

Step 2: Sign up and Login

Simply Sign Up and Register. Once you’re done, Log in to Lifeguard

Step 3: Configure Your Settings

Edit your Profile, Preferences, choose a PIN and enable Touch ID. There will be a note in your inbox with additional directions

Do you have any questions?

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Training and Ongoing Support

For support contact Gippsland PHN on 03 5175 5444 or contact digital.health@gphn.org.au or any direct contact details:

Alecia Brown alecia.brown@gphn.org.au 0437 167 930

Haseeb Ahsan haseeb.ahsan@gphn.org.au 0448 526 009

Resources

One drive link of all QRGs and YouTube channel

Don’t have these below

Link for Brochures (pdf files)

Link for EOI COVID 19 (Folio form)

After Hours Program Gippsland PHN