Evaluation of Digital Deterioration Monitoring in Care Homes in Derbyshire (eDDMoCH)

PROJECT TITLE Evaluation of Digital Deterioration Monitoring in Care Homes in Derbyshire (eDDMoCH)
Funding body NIHR East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
Total funding  £14,948
  • Prof A. Niroshan Siriwardena, Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), University of Lincoln
  • Prof Graham Law, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • Despina Laparidou, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • Dr Vanessa Botan, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • University of Lincoln
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Overarching aim To use a real-world evaluation approach to investigate whether and how digital deterioration monitoring using CliniTouch Vie (CTV) works to inform future spread.
Objectives Objectives are to:

  1. Explore effectiveness of using CTV to monitor deterioration in care homes.
  2. Explore the impact of CTV on staff confidence to carry out monitoring.
  3. Understand how using CTV to monitor deterioration affects decisions on hospital admissions.
  4. Understand how CTV to monitor deterioration impact on communication between care homes and primary care.
  5. Understand how and in what sites CTV is implemented.
  6. Understand the factors that help or hinder the implementation of CTV and peripheral devices.
Methods Complex mixed methods design analysing quantitative (digital platform, ambulance, questionnaire) and qualitative (stakeholder interview) data.
Outcomes To determine the effect of CTV on monitoring, calls to primary care, response from primary care, admissions to hospital, ambulance conveyance rates and hospital lengths of stay, together with staff experiences and perceptions of CTV.
Outputs Peer reviewed publications.

Conference presentations.

Impact Evidence to inform the wider scale deployment of a digital platform to support the delivery of deterioration monitoring in care homes.


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