EK Health Kiosk for GP Practices

What is the EK Health Kiosk?

Our kiosk allows patients to answer health questions from our library of 18 plus Care Pathways and take vital signs measurements independently of a clinician. Results are seamlessly integrated into the patient record using SNOMED coding. This streamlines the patient flow without compromising on care whilst capturing QOF data, saving clinical time and freeing up appointment time.

 

Pathways can also be customised to the requirements of the practice and we can personalise what reviews and assessments a patient sees. Alerts for irregular readings can be set to trigger notifications within the practice as well as onscreen messages for the patient.

"The Kiosk is being very helpful with our NHS Healthchecks, it has reduced the time our HCA spends with the patient by 15 minutes a patient. Rather than booking out half an hour we now book for 15 minutes and ask the patient to attend 10 mins before their appt to use the kiosk for all of the questions and readings. We are just about to step it up gradually for height, weight & BPs for all attending patients before they have their appointments.”

Operations Manager, at Old School Surgery

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KEY BENEFITS

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Collect QOF data through the kiosk

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When you only have 10 minutes to spend with your patients, doing more with each moment is critical. EK Health Kiosks can take care of blood pressure, height and weight and take patients through pathway questionnaires so that, when your patient is sitting in front of you, you’ll already have this information to hand.

When you only have 10 minutes to spend with your patients, doing more with each moment is critical. EK Health Kiosks can take care of blood pressure, height and weight and take patients through pathway questionnaires so that, when your patient is sitting in front of you, you’ll already have this information to hand.

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How does it work?

The patient logs into the kiosk with their name and date of birth, which are verified against the patient record, to complete questionnaires and assessments relevant to them. Results are SNOMED coded into their patient record where they can be reviewed by a clinician. QOF-generating questionnaires can be prioritised.

Asthma Pathway

Average practice size in 2021 = 9085 patients

Asthma disease prevalence = 6.48%

If 588 patients take their asthma review on the kiosk:

= contributes to £14,000 in QOF income (indicators AST007, AST008)

AND

= potential time-cost saving of £5,887

Blood Pressure Pathway

Average practice size in 2021 = 9085 patients

Asthma disease prevalence = 26.4%

If 2398 patients check their Blood Pressure on the kiosk:

= contributes to £7,543 in QOF income (indicator BP002)

AND

= potential time-cost saving of £23,000

*Ony applicable if the current % of patients meeting the outcome is between the minimum and maximum threshold for the indicator

**Disease prevalence figures taken from the QOF 2019-20 publication dashboard

***% population over 45 calculated from the 2011 census

SAVE CLINICAL TIME

Let's see how an EK Health Kiosk works in practice

The Portsdown Group Practice is a group of 6 surgeries providing services to over 50,000 patients in the Portsmouth area. In September 2019, we installed self-screening health kiosks in 4 of the practices. The kiosks were integrated with blood pressure, height and weight machines and allowed patients to choose from a range of Care Pathways, including the NHS Health Check, Oral Contraception, Anxiety Assessment and New Patient Health Checks. Results from the checks are sent straight into the associated fields of the patient record in SystmOne using SNOMED Codes

A time cost saving of £11,280 was made in the first three months

841 Blood Pressure questionnaires and 287 NHS Health Checks were completed, saving the practice £10 for each completed pathway.

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Each completed pathway saves an average 2.5 minutes of clinician time per appointment

Measured against a 10-minute face-to-face appointment (cost estimated by the NHS at £40) each completed pathway could save £10 of clinician time.

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“We have a lot of patients which require BP readings for various QOF indicators and having the kiosks allows us to invite patients via text to use the kiosks to record BPs. This saves the patient time and frees up appointments for other patients. It also reduces the burden on the contact centre as patients don’t need to phone ahead to make the appointment.”

Glenn Allen, Business Manager, The Portsdown Group Practice

What's included?

The EK Health Kiosk kit comes as standard with a touch screen kiosk; medical grade ‘in-arm’ BP unit; medical grade height and weight unit; NHS approved health tests. We offer as optional modules: pulse oximeter; spirometer; ECG single-lead; thermometer, all with relevant pathways.

We’ll install it and we will be on hand if you or your team need help at any time. In order to get you connected we will need access to a plug socket and an internet point. A full remote site survey will be completed prior to installation, and we can have you up and running in a matter of weeks

Hardware

  • 21.5" Touchscreen Kiosk

  • A&D Medical Grade In-Arm BP Unit and Stand

  • Marsden Medical Grade Auto-height and Scales

  • Care Pathways/Assessments

  • Branding on Kiosk and Software

  • Delivery and Installation

  • Onsite Staff Training

  • Remote and Onsite Support

Optional modules include:

  • Pulse Oximeter

  • Spirometer

  • Thermometer

  • ECG

Customisable Care Pathways

  • NHS Healthcheck

  • New Patient Healthcheck

  • Oral Contraception

  • Asthma

  • COPD

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • Smoking

  • Arthritis

  • Postnatal

  • Menopause

  • Dementia Carer's Review

  • Eating Disorder (SCOFF)

  • Alcohol (Audit-C)

  • Phobia (IAPT)

  • Depression (HADS/PHQ9)

  • Anxiety (GAD-7)

  • And more.....