By: 2 March 2023
NHS Trust pioneers deploy new DIY tech for rapid deployment of virtual wards

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust deploys virtual wards and leads early CMDP accreditation cohort

Luscii, a digital health platform that allows professionals and patients to manage health conditions efficiently and remotely, recently announced the launch of the Certified Medical Developer Program (CMDP), a new and first-of-its-kind platform which empowers healthcare professionals to create and deploy unique remote monitoring programs that can transform patient care at scale themselves, lowering costs and enhancing the pace of deployments of virtual wards.

Founded in 2018 by Prof. Dr. Daan Dohmen, Luscii is a digital health platform specialising in the field of remote patient monitoring and virtual wards. It currently provides over 70 remote patient monitoring programs which allow professionals and patients to manage up to 100  health conditions efficiently and remotely, saving time and money for healthcare providers and significantly improving patient outcomes. The platform is launched in 11 countries across Europe and Africa, serving multiple Trusts across the UK’s NHS and over 80% of the hospitals in The Netherlands.

Certified Medical Developer Programme – Healthcare specialist-driven programme design

After a six-week digital course to achieve CMDP accreditation, for the first time, healthcare professionals are able to access Luscii’s self-build software and develop their own remote care programs for virtual wards and for both chronic and acute care, without the need to code. This means they can deploy virtual wards themselves for any condition, quickly and at very low cost.

Programmes can be designed to assist with the monitoring and staged-recovery of patients who have ongoing acute and chronic conditions – such as heart disease, those recovering from serious illness or those simply needing to follow pre, or post-operative, protocols.

As a technology facilitating virtual wards, the Luscii platform assists healthcare professionals to determine any patient’s current state of health or recovery based on specific vital sign information (blood oxygen, blood pressure, etc) provided by patients via the Luscii app. With the entire Luscii platform underpinned by artificial intelligence, algorithms can be configured within programs to trigger notifications to patients, and/or alerts to healthcare professionals, based on any anomaly in patient responses, or measurements straying outside safe and expected thresholds.

“We’ve been very fortunate to have worked with, and benefitted from, the expertise of a large number of preeminent healthcare professionals who are leaders in their field to create cutting-edge remote care programs that improve patient experience whilst also dramatically reducing the number of hospital admissions,” said Daan Dohmen, founder of Luscii. “For us, the natural and logical next step in our platform’s evolution is to put the power to adapt, develop, and in some cases, completely reimagine these programs, directly in the hands of the brilliant minds who are on the frontlines of healthcare. As a first-of-its-kind self build platform, we are now giving them the superpower to create the future of healthcare.”

A dozen healthcare practitioners from around the world, including those from the UK’s NHS, have already enrolled to receive CMDP accreditation, with the first cohort having just completed the 6-week course.

Having utilized the Luscii platform to deploy its first virtual wards in December 2022, focusing on patients with respiratory conditions including COPD and Covid-19, leaders at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are among the first CMDP accreditation cohort.

“The forced reinvention of healthcare practices in response to the Covid pandemic taught us that we can adapt far more quickly than we thought.  We have a real opportunity now in healthcare to reimagine outdated systems. The advancement of remote patient care and monitoring through platforms like Luscii can play a major role in this evolution, delivering major improvements to operational efficiency and patient care,” said Nick Sinclair, Director Of Operations at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. “With Luscii’s new CMD program, we’re immensely excited that for the first time, we have total freedom of development. What this means is the ability to build and adapt our remote patient programs at pace, with the flexibility and scale to meet the specific needs and aspirations of our clinicians.”

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