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accuRx Remote Consultations

AccuRx Limited

Solution ID: 10030-005

Solution information last updated: 17 November 2021
Framework(s): DFOCVC

Description

Summary

Remote Consultations is a combination of accuRx’s video consultation and online consultation capabilities.

Full description

accuRx Remote Consultations enables GP practices and patients to communicate with each other effectively, combining our patient triage and video tools into a single package. Patient triage has been designed to be easy for patients to use so they're encouraged to go online, whilst also offering practices a way to review and triage requests quickly and efficiently and only offer appointments where required. Requests arrive in the accuRx inbox and can be saved and coded to the record with one click. accuRx video consultations can be set up in just a couple of clicks with no app or account required for patients. Video consultations are valued by patients as an easy and convenient way to receive care where a visit to the practice is unnecessary or not possible.

Features

This Catalogue Solution has the following features that can help meet needs in primary care:
  • Submit non-urgent admin and medical queries online, with dedicated admin flow for ease of handling
  • Emergency flagging and redirecting patients to emergency services/referral to NHS.uk for self-care
  • PDS integration enables matching requests to patients
  • Task management enables assigning requests to individuals or teams
  • One-click save and code to record
  • No application or registration required for patient or clinician
  • Video consultations enable richer interactions and information without visiting the practice
  • Multi-user and multi-platform support for up to 4 participants + clinician on desktop or smartphone
  • Video link remains active for 24 hours, enabling physicians to schedule consultation in advance
  • Option to send video consultation links via email or phone for ease of use and accessibility

Capabilities met - NHS assured

This Catalogue Solution has demonstrated that it can help meet the following needs in primary care:

Online Consultation, 1.0.1

The Online Consultation Capability allows Patients/Service Users/Proxies to request and receive support relating to healthcare concerns, at a time and place convenient for them.
How this capability was met
Capabilities are a set of requirements that are defined using short descriptions called epics. Capabilities are achieved when a Catalogue Solution meets the required epics.
There are two types of epic: must and may. Some capabilities require the Catalogue Solution to meet all of the must epics, some require only one must epic to be met. May epics are optional.
This Catalogue Solution has achieved the following:
Must epics

Must epics that have been met

  • Online Consultation (E00001)
May epics

May epics that have been met

  • Patient/Service User requests for Online Consultation support and provides information (E00003)
  • Proxy requests for Online Consultation support and provides information (E00004)
  • respond to Online Consultation requests for support from Patients/Service Users (E00005)
  • respond to Online Consultation requests for support from Proxies (E00006)
  • include attachments in Online Consultation requests (E00007)
  • include attachments in Online Consultation requests from a Proxy (E00008)
  • automated response to Online Consultation requests for support from Patients/Service Users (E00009)
  • automated response to Online Consultation requests for support from Proxies (E00010)
  • Patient/Service User makes an administrative request (E00011)
  • Proxy makes an administrative request (E00012)
  • respond to administrative requests for support from Patients/Service Users (E00013)
  • respond to administrative requests for support from Proxies (E00014)
  • automated responses to administrative requests from Patients/Service Users (E00015)
  • automated responses to administrative requests from Proxies (E00016)
  • view the Patient Record during Online Consultation (E00025)
  • report on utilisation of Online Consultation requests for support (E00029)
  • manually prioritise Online Consultation requests for support (E00033)
  • assign Online Consultation requests to a Health or Care Professional manually (E00034)
  • retain attachments (file and images) in the Patient Record (E00077)
  • customisation of instructions to Patients/Service Users using Online Consultation Solution (E00083)
  • save the complete record of an Online Consultation to the Patient Record (E00089)
  • Health or Care Professional initiates an Online Consultations request (E00090)

Video Consultation, 1.0.0

The Video Consultation Capability allows Health or Care Professionals to conduct secure live remote video consultations with individual or groups of Patients/Service Users/Proxies ensuring they can receive support relating to healthcare concerns when a Video Consultation is most appropriate.
How this capability was met
Capabilities are a set of requirements that are defined using short descriptions called epics. Capabilities are achieved when a Catalogue Solution meets the required epics.
There are two types of epic: must and may. Some capabilities require the Catalogue Solution to meet all of the must epics, some require only one must epic to be met. May epics are optional.
This Catalogue Solution has achieved the following:
Must epics

Must epics that have been met

  • conduct Video Consultation (E00039)
May epics

May epics that have been met

  • conduct a Video Consultation with the Patient/Service User without registration (E00041)
  • view the Patient Record during Video Consultation (E00047)
  • conduct group Video Consultations (E00048)
  • electronically share files during a Video Consultation (E00051)
  • disable and enable electronic file sharing during a Video Consultation (E00067)
  • test the Video Consultation settings (E00070)
  • reminder of upcoming or scheduled Video Consultation (E00072)
  • retain attachments (file and images) received during Video Consultation in the Patient Record (E00087)

Integrations

View information about the systems this Catalogue Solution integrates with to exchange data:

Supplier asserted integrations

Supplier asserted integrations are interoperability interfaces prepared by a supplier and are not specified or assured by the NHS.

Implementation timescales

These are the typical processes and timescales to implement this Catalogue Solution:
accuRx has been built around the needs of frontline healthcare staff. That means healthcare users can start using accuRx via our website within minutes without any training.

Client application type

This Catalogue Solution is supported by the following client application types:
Browser-based application
Supported browser types
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Chromium
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Internet Explorer 10
Mobile responsive
Yes
Mobile first approach
Yes
Plug-ins or extensions required
No
Minimum connection speed
2Mbps
Screen resolution and aspect ratio
4:3 - 1024 x 768
Hardware requirements
Personal computer with Windows 8.1 Professional and above (32/64 bit)
Native mobile or tablet application
Supported operating systems
  • Apple IOS
  • Android
  • Other
Mobile first approach
Yes
Minimum connection speed
2Mbps
Connection types supported
  • GPRS
  • 3G
  • LTE
  • 4G
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi
Memory size
256MB
Storage space
None required
Native desktop application
Supported operating systems
Windows 8.1 Professional & above (32/64 bit)
Minimum connection speed
2Mbps
Memory size
256MB
Storage space
None
Processing power
1GHz
Screen resolution and aspect ratio
4:3 - 1024 x 768

Hosting type

These are the ways this Catalogue Solution can be hosted:
Public cloud

Summary

Our England-based Microsoft Azure servers, which now use the Microsoft Azure NHS Platform as a Service Blueprint, based on the National Cyber Security Centre’s cloud security principles.

Roadmap

These are the supplier’s development plans for this Catalogue Solution:
accuRx’s roadmap is filled with new features that will take healthcare professionals a step closer to realising our vision of bringing together everyone involved in a patient’s care. https://trello.com/b/ah3Uum3Z/accurx-public-roadmap

About supplier

Founded in 2016, accuRx’s mission is to make patients healthier and the healthcare workforce happier by bringing together everyone involved in a patient’s care, including the patient. Now adopted by 6,600 GP practices (98%) and over 150 NHS Trusts, accuRx is a communications platform for patients and practice staff with: ● One-click save to record for all interactions with and about patients ● Integrated inbox and task management ● Analytics dashboard for CCGs to track practice level usage ● Live support chat with <5 min response and 95% satisfaction ● Help centre with hundreds of user support articles online ● Download, install and start using within 5 minutes ● No training required ● Integration with IM1 (EMIS/SystmOne), PDS, NHSmail, Single Sign On, NHS Login ● Designed for the 100% with no patient account setup required and accessibility on old browsers, for example IE10

Learn more

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Contact details

Becky Gray
Partnerships
0207 099 2279
partnerships@accurx.com
Olivia Stamp
Operations
0207 099 2279
olivia@accurx.com