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Hywel Dda introduces new online service to monitor heart health between appointments

HYWEL Dda University Health Board has introduced Digital Assessments; a new way to help patients keep us informed about their health in-between appointments.

Suitable patients receiving care from our Heart Function Service will receive a text message or email with an nhs.my link to a Digital Assessment form to answer questions about symptoms, physical health and quality of life.

The team responsible will be able to review the information provided in the Digital Assessment, allowing them to check on your progress and understand your health in-between your appointments.

The nhs.my link in the text message and email is trustworthy and delivered by DrDoctor, a service accredited to the highest standards set by the NHS for protecting the healthcare information of UK citizens.

The information provided will be stored securely within the patient’s record.

Dr Phil Kloer, Deputy Chief Executive and Medical Director at Hywel Dda UHB said:

“It is fantastic that we are able to introduce Digital Assessments for the first time in Hywel Dda UHB for suitable patients under the care of our Heart Function Service.

“Digital Assessments do not replace medical care. The information provided through this secure platform will provide regular monitoring of symptoms at home to help us better understand your health and make the best use of the time spent with your clinical team.

“We hope to expand this service soon to different clinics and services including trauma and orthopaedics and eye care services.”

If the doctor or nurse has identified a patient being suitable to use Digital Assessments then that person will automatically receive a text or email asking them to complete the online form in-between appointments.

It is important that trust have the patients correct mobile number, full name, postcode, date of birth and email so you can log in to complete your online form. If people need to update their contact details then phone 0300 303 9642.

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