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Increase clinic capacity by 12% with INRstar’s new self-testing programme.
Building on 20 years of anticoagulation expertise in the NHS with INRstar, we are developing a range of care programmes delivered via engage, an easy-to-use app designed to give individuals the knowledge, skills and confidence to gain freedom and feel more in control of their health. Our first programme offers a clinically risk assessed and […]
What is patient self-care
There have been many reports recently about how technology is enabling or will enable patients to both monitor and be proactive in overseeing their own healthcare. This is an area I am really interested in, and I am very much of the opinion that if you can check so much about your life on your […]
Using technology to help create integrated care
The number of people with complex health and care needs is rising. Around 1.9 million people in England already have three or more health conditions and by 2018 this is expected to increase to 2.9 million. Care for people with one or more long-term conditions is complex and each individual needs joined-up, comprehensive care tailored […]
The technology exists for patients to obtain an accurate INR reading themselves, but can clinicians support it?
In all of preventive medicine there is little to rival the risk reduction of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation. In those with non-valvular AF, whose stroke risk is 5 times greater than someone of a similar age, gender and comorbidity, oral anticoagulation can reduce the risk by 70%. With the advent of the Non-vitamin K Oral AntiCoagulants (NOACs) not requiring the monitoring burden of warfarin many have been freed from the clinic environment.