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A story of change: patient's plan brings room to silence

The Diabetes Team at Counties Manukau met as they regularly do to discuss and review cases. The next patient on the agenda for discussion had been through incredible challenges. Her e-shared care plan was projected on the screen.

As we scrolled through her e-shared care plan we came to the box where her goals and aspirations were carefully noted," says Gill Aspin, Clinical Nurse Specialist. "They were simple, humbling, and powerful. The room fell silent. It brought the patient into the room with us. The human being was what we discussed as we kept these goals in mind."

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e-shared care plan rolls off the tongue

Everyone we talk to in General Practice knows about e-shared care plans," says Ta-Mera Rolland, Clinical Team Leader, of CM Health's VHIU (Very High-Intensity Users) Link Team.

"Patient centred shared care plans are now business as usual and real change is taking place." These plans enable primary, secondary and community-based teams, along with the patient to access and view their key health information, history, personal goals and aspirations.

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HiNZ 2015: Hawke's Bay Deploys Connected Care For Seniors

Click here to read about how Hawke's Bay District Health Board is using Whānau Tahi Connected Care to support coordinating and commissioning of community services for its over 65 patient population and those with long-term conditions.

Whānau Tahi Featured On Te Karere

Whānau Tahi and its acquisition of HSAGlobal's solution featured on Te Karere on August 25th.

Whānau Tahi Acquires HSA Global

West Auckland’s software and consulting company Whānau Tahi fast tracks its Global plans on back of acquisition

Whānau Tahi Limited Chief, Stephen Keung, today announced that the Waipareira Trust-owned software and consulting company has completed the acquisition of the assets of HSA Global Limited for an undisclosed sum.

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Personalised Care Planning for People with Long-term Conditions Leads to Improved Health Status

The Cochrane Library has published a systematic review of research on the effects of personalised care planning for adults with long-term conditions, compared to usual care.

The authors' key finding is that:

Personalised care planning leads to improvements in certain indicators of physical and psychological health status and people's ability to self-manage their condition, when compared to usual care. The effects appear to be greater when the intervention is more comprehensive, intensive and well-integrated into routine care. Evidence on the relative cost effectiveness of this approach is limited and uncertain.

The Library's work is crucial as it is the gold-standard for independent summary reviews of existing research. In this case, the authors reviewed 19 studies involving 10,856 participants.

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Advance Care Planning

I spoke at the Health Informatics New Zealand conference in early November about Advance Care Planning (or ACP). It was rewarding to think about and prepare for the talk and heartening to speak to a full house.

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Connected care system rolling out to pharmacies

Friday 14 November 2014, Pharmacy Today reports that pharmacists will soon be able to create electronic medicine adherence plans that can be read and added to when their patient visits their GP or goes into hospital.

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Singaporean Advance Care Plans Improve Quality Of Care

Singapore's Agency for Integrated Care has extended its Advance Care Plan (ACP) pilot to more patients, with a view to roll the programme out nationally in early 2015. HSA Global's Connected Care Management Solution (CCMS) enables the programme to capture patient and their family's wishes and share them widely, and securely, with health providers throughout Singapore.

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Prof. Chad Boult Talks About Connected Care

Prof. Chad Boult speaks about his experiences and views on connected care, during his visit to the Australasian Long Term Conditions conference in Auckland, New Zealand.

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CCMS To Be Rolled Out For At-Risk Patients In Counties-Manukau

WRITTEN BY KATE MCDONALD, PULSE & IT, ON 27 AUGUST 2014.

Counties-Manukau District Health Board will roll out HSAGlobal's CCMS connected care platform to all general practices in the district by June next year to allow them to provide a care plan to up to 30,000 patients with long-term conditions.

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HSAGlobal Looks To Share CCMS With Pharmacy Systems

WRITTEN BY KATE MCDONALD, PULSE & IT, 25 JULY 2014.

Shared care software vendor HSAGlobal is running proof of concept trials with community pharmacies in the four Northern DHBs to see how pharmacists can use its CCMS solution to share medication adherence plans with GPs.

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