One of the UK’s most popular websites for medical help, Patient.Info is leading a revolution that transforms homes into a GP surgery and supports family doctors. With the assistance of Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-based platform, Patient.Info is joining the new trend that allows patients to avoid unnecessary visits to their GP if possible.
The result is travelling time and the nuisance of making appointments for many services is becoming obsolete with management and monitoring of conditions now made possible online.
Supporting the system
This new move is being welcomed not only by patients for its convenience but by healthcare professionals. With assistance readily available online, GPs are afforded more time with patients in person who require more in-depth consultancy. They can also utilise online information.
On a day-to-day basis, GPs are challenged to provide quality care to patients they can spend only ten minutes with. Family doctors can make use of the Patient.Info site to get trusted answers fast for their patients.
With life expectancy far greater than ever people are developing more complex health conditions that require managing. Many people accessing NHS information are elderly and it is essential that the available information is user friendly. Keeping information simple and easy to understand is key in allowing people of all levels of clinical knowhow to use it for assistance.
Accurate online assistance for patients
Chief executive at Patient.Info, Jason Keane, states the success of the organisation is the strength of the clinical information it can provide. Always reliable, clear and accurate, the information available to patients online has been created by healthcare specialists:
“It’s about understanding the patient’s needs and offering them great content so they can manage their own care. It’s getting patients to the services they need. Patient.Info plays a critical role in not only being able to give people the ability to make informed choices, because the content is written and peer reviewed by GPs, but it makes the entire experience very safe and secure in one tool.”
A flexible and secure service from Microsoft
Due to the sensitive nature of the clinical data it handles, security is paramount , so Patient.Info looked to Microsoft technology for support.
Keane commented: “We work with Microsoft because we know all of the data is in a very safe and secure environment.”
Patient.Info was not only moved to the Azure cloud but Microsoft’s service for business analytics, Power Bi was put to good use enabling Patient.Info to easily comprehend the information stored in the organisation’s Data Lake.
Azure not only answered Patient.info’s security concerns, it also provided the necessary agility to manage sudden increases in demand for example during surges when winter flu hits. When such cases arise, Azure automatically frees up additional server space as required.
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