How can an
interactive 360 VR tour help the NHS/ medical professionals?
"Assessments must be made of
the additional support and care patients will need after leaving hospital, such
as care workers providing support for daily activities, and installing
handrails within patient’s homes to improve their safety and mobility. Delays
can arise because a patient’s assessments are not planned and completed before
they have recovered sufficiently to be discharged. Completing an early
assessment of onward care needs generally requires agreement from a
multidisciplinary group of acute clinicians, social workers and other care
workers. This can be a time-consuming and complex process." ... "Delayed
transfers – also referred to as ‘DTOCs’ or sometimes, often in the media,
described as ‘bed-blocking’ – can cause considerable distress and unnecessarily
long stays in hospital for patients." Source The Kings Fund
typical tour such as the one here
(please follow link to
access the interactive elements) can be created within 90 minutes, uploaded,
annotated, published and shared within one working day.
multiple parties accessing the patients property, OTs' notes, accurate
measurements and care notes etc from any smart device or desktop anywhere in
the world 24/7. This reduces or eliminates difficult to coordinate and costly
multiple site visits which may well add further delays, cost and distress into
engineers to fit ramps/ alarm pulls etc can arrive on site knowing exactly
where to go, where to fit the item and, have detailed downloadable PDF's or
video information on how to fit unfamiliar or new items and where services
(electricity, gas and water) are within the home.
'Soft’, in-tour information'
for carers also makes their job easier and greatly improves patient care.
cooperation (social services, OTs’ Hospital, patient/ family, engineers etc.)
Cost saving without
transfers of care numbers
· Reduced patient and
View interactive example tour for OTs' and associated multi-agency
The typical cost?
For a tour of this size, hosted on an annual contract, less than £2 per day in
year one and less than £0.50 per day in year two at current prices. Compared to
the costs of current waste, delays, inefficiencies, patient and patient carer/
family distress (with ancillary associated costs), we believe this solution
offers a cost negative solution.
implementing this in your department, hospital or social care team, please call
Chris Wood +44 01736 339405 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org