7 July 2015, The King's Fund: An exclusive opportunity to learn about some of the leading NHS Personal Health Record (PHR) projects.
Sitekit's Self Care Framework (SCF) makes it easy for people to find and opt-in to self-care services through the development of a rich ecosystem of health and well-being related apps.
Sitekit is a healthcare technology company with a mission to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives, assisted by joined-up digital services.
Having worked in collaboration with the NHS since 2004, Sitekit is committed to developing software solutions that improve health and care delivery, enabling the most vulnerable in our society to live healthily and independently through the use of digital technology that the citizen already uses or has straightforward access to. Sitekit is delivering this vision by collaborating with NHS, university and industry partners.
Sitekit has a leading technical role in all four of the Innovate UK DALLAS (Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles At Scale) projects that are shaping the UK market for future digital health and care service delivery.
Personal Health Records (PHRs) are digital health files that are owned and maintained by individuals - and with their consent, shared with their 'circle of care’ which may include family, friends, or other voluntary or professional carer. They empower people to take more control over managing their health and well-being or to manage a long-term condition. PHRs can contain medical data supplied by health and care professionals, such as lab results, as well as self-reported data, such as weight, activity, diet and general lifestyle data now available from consumer devices.
Most people want to play an active part in managing their health, and modern technology gives them the ability to self-care much better than they could do in the past. Rather than manage healthcare in two different worlds, ‘Statutory Health’ and ‘Personal Health’, Sitekit believes that these worlds should be brought together.
Personal Health Records are an excellent tool to achieve just that, as they sit in the centre of both worlds and allow collaboration between all people involved in a person’s care. Sitekit provides the technology to build PHRs on a secure framework, allowing for interoperability and advanced functionality.
In collaboration with NHS, Harlow Printing, Microsoft HealthVault and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sitekit has created the eRedbook, which is a PHR for children between 0-5 years old. Learn more about eRedbook
Self-care is all about taking care of your own health and well-being, without necessarily needing support from healthcare workers. It’s a broad term that can include anything from watching your diet to managing a long-term condition with the help of a digital app.
In our ageing society healthcare costs are on the rise, and self-care is an important tool to keep people out of secondary care. By giving the people the tools to manage their own health and well-being, we enable them to live fuller, healthier and happier lives in their own homes, while reducing unnecessary treatment costs.
Sitekit develops application ecosystems that allow people to access a wide range of self-care services. Central to the development of these platforms is a number of key themes:
Through Sitekit's work in projects such as Mi (more independent) and Living it Up, Sitekit has developed a best practice approach to developing self-care tools and platforms.
Mobile phones, computers and tablets provide a platform to engage with people in a new way, reaching people that were hard to interact with before. Sitekit creates health and well-being apps for different patient groups, in collaboration with official bodies such as the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health or commissioned by NHS or other health organisations.
Sitekit creates advanced websites and intranets of the highest quality and standard. Sitekit has clients in the corporate, healthcare, travel, media and finance sectors. With more than 25 years’ experience, you can rely on Sitekit to create web solutions that fit your requirements and exceed your expectations.
Sitekit's own Content Management System, Sitekit CMS, has been continuously developed for more than 10 years and powers hundreds of large websites around the world. Sitekit CMS offers excellent content management solutions, as well as strong SEO features and essential functionality like event management, forms, responsive design and more. On top of that, it is supported by our friendly, UK-based staff - 24/7, 365 days a year.
The Sitekit CMS Cloud Service provides an easy to use browser based platform for the creation, development and ongoing maintenance of websites and portals for non-technical users. Visit Sitekit on Gov.UK's Digital Marketplace.
Sitekit's web and intranet solutions are available as ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS). This means Sitekit hosts your website along with the software you are using to run them. Your staff can then manage your online operations entirely through their web browsers. Hosting options include:
Add servers quickly and easily when you need them and scale back when you don’t. Because you only pay for what you use, you avoid large, upfront costs of traditional hosting infrastructures. Sitekit can provide high-security, fully-managed cloud hosting services, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon ECII.
Server administration is handled by Sitekit's experts, allowing you to focus on your primary business activities. For more data intensive users, where ultimate performance and absolute uptime is key, Sitekit offers multiple dedicated server clusters are provided at a facility in London.
Sitekit has a wealth of experience deploying solutions to client infrastructures – helping in-house teams install, optimise and continue to get great value from their software.
Interoperability is the ability of two or more systems or devices to exchange and use information. In a UK healthcare context, this can mean that personal devices and statutory systems can exchange information, or that health information can be shared between different care systems.
Through the delivery of solutions in the health and care sector, Sitekit has gained experience of designing and implementing interoperable systems for different uses.
Sitekit develops solutions built on open standards-based components, enabling seamless interaction and compatibility between old and new systems. At an organisational level, Sitekit helps you define the required business and information frameworks to provide the semantic context in which your systems operate.
Sitekit can deliver a service package to help you integrate a cloud service with identity services. This makes it easy for employees, partners, and/or customers to access secure services. Read more on Gov.UK's Digital Marketplace
With over twenty years of experience, Sitekit knows how to steer a project from its beginnings to a successful end. Sitekit takes the time to understand our clients’ needs and the way they work – from confidentiality and accountability to the day-to-day challenges of providing services for a large, diverse group of users.
When your organisation is ‘going paperless’, Sitekit's consultants can help you manage the process to ensure that all stakeholders are involved and you reach the targets you set out to achieve.
Access to online services should be quick, simple and secure. Users should be able to log in without having to worry about devices, locations or authentication methods. That’s why Sitekit specialises in creating services that enable advanced access control management through login methods that are familiar to the end user.
A recurring challenge for public sector organisations that wish to introduce a new service is providing seamless access, whilst ensuring the security of the service and data. Cloud services should not introduce barriers to take-up by forcing people to go through difficult sign-up processes or requiring different passwords. Sitekit works with you to assess the requirements for a cloud service, provides advice on options for implementation and supports you through the development process.
Sitekit's team of Enterprise Architects can lead the implementation of innovative software solutions from ‘at the whiteboard’ conception to delivery, advising on change management, enterprise integration and solution deployment.
To make sure that a solution is developed that solves your business challenges, it’s important to understand and define the core issue. Sitekit helps you demonstrate the value of your solution in-house by involving all stakeholders at an early stage of the project. Sitekit will organise engagement exercises designed to understand your requirements. Input from all people involved will be reconciled into a technical brief, allowing your organisation to choose the best way forward.
Sitekit analyses previous work, so unnecessary rework can be minimised. Using a project working group consisting of different key stakeholders ensures that the design & development of the solution is supported by the entire organisation. Typically, Sitekit practices an agile, iterative approach to software development, allowing measurable steps to be taken to a fully-featured solution. Development in this way helps ensure early visibility of progress, and any issues to be raised and resolved early.
The go-live period is often the most demanding for you and your team. Sitekit is available to provide as much support and assistance as required, whether that means answering queries or providing hands-on technical assistance. Once your solution is up and running, Sitekit will continue to support you with the allocation of a dedicated account manager, who knows you and your organisation and will help you continue to deliver business value year on year.
Many public sector projects are executed by a consortium of different companies. Working as a collaborative partnership has the advantage of being able to create large-scale solutions, with specialists designing applications at micro-level.
Programme management ensures that different smaller projects led by consortium partners are aligned and managed optimally. With the existence of a vision and the need to turn project outcomes into benefits realisation, programme management ensures focus and alignment to being driven by benefits, rather than technology or systems.
Sitekit offers advanced Programme Management services, suited for a range of different projects and using different project management methods including PRINCE2 and Agile. If you’d like to learn more, please get in touch.
Sitekit has created a range of products in the field of digital health and care.
eRedbook is the digital version of the Personal Child Health Record (PCHR) known colloquially as the "Redbook", given to all new parents in the UK to manage the health and development of their child in partnership with health professionals. It is a shared record that can be used by both healthcare professionals and parents across multiple settings and borders, supporting the coordination of care.
The Self Care Framework consists of a package of professional services combined with a supporting software platform that enable professionals to locally deploy, refer and support self-care services for their patients.
It makes it easy for people to find and opt-in to self-care services through the development of a rich ecosystem of apps that can be promoted via websites, social media and health campaigns.
Powering over 80 NHS websites and intranets, including those of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Sitekit CMS allows organisations to quickly create great-looking websites that are fully responsive and meet accessibility standards.
Delivering a technically excellent product that is simple to use, and fully supported in every area from day one of the project, is easy with Sitekit CMS. Sitekit has developed a comprehensive range of products for customers and partners that reflect the diverse spectrum of web requirements - from small microsites promoting one-off events, to content rich corporate sites, to large public sector portals.
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